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Posted By iamincontrol | August 9, 2018
- If a tick that carries Lyme disease bites you, the area may begin to look like a bull’s eye, with a red center and a red ring around a clear area.
- If the tick carries RMSF, you may have a fever followed by flat, pink, itchy spots on your arms and legs.
If you have these symptoms, tell an adult and visit a doctor so you can get treatment.
You can protect yourself from ticks by:
- Avoiding wooded areas or places with tall grass
- Walking in the center of trails
- Using insect repellent, that contains DEET
- Wearing tall, light colored socks, pants, and long-sleeved shirts
- Checking yourself and other after being outdoors
For more about ticks and Lyme disease, visit: https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/lyme-disease.html