Lyme disease is a potentially life-altering illness that is caused by bacteria transmitted from the bite of a tick. I always have a tick removing tool in my first aid kit, and check for ticks, especially when walking through long grassy areas. I use the Smidge tool as it has a magnifying glass attached to it, and it is the size of a credit card, so fits easily into my first aid kit.
What are the symptoms of Lyme Disease?
It is important to educate people about Lyme Disease because it is often misdiagnosed. Early symptoms can include a rash, fever, headaches and fatigue. If the disease is left untreated, it can result in joint and heart problems, chronic pain, and cognitive problems such as difficulties concentrating or remembering things. As with many diseases, treatment is more effective if Lyme Disease is diagnosed early. Needless to say, it’s absolutely vital that awareness is spread and people learn how to protect themselves, their families, and their pets from this potentially dangerous disease.
Prevention is better than cure, so always be prepared and try to educate as many people as you can about this awful disease.