Outdoor Activities during the hot season, can sometimes mean exposure to various insects. Some of them can cause serious problems with their bites. Some Ticks can infect you with Lyme disease if they are themselves infected.
Lyme Disease is a infection caused by certain types of bacteria transmissible to humans through tick bites. Symptoms include dizziness, headache, joint pain and a general feeling of fatigue.
Even if cured Lyme Disease can still cause manifestations of heart palpitations, muscle fatigue, jaw pain, and many more.
There are clinics all over the U.S. an Europe that administer test for Lyme Disease, but many times the effects take days to weeks in order to appear on blood tests.
However this is not the only concern, depending on the area where you live there are a number of insects that can cause infections and other unwanted medical conditions.
Spider bites can cause allergic reactions and skin bursts depending on specific body type responses.
Mosquitoes can also cause a number of illnesses even in developed countries, and some cases related to their bites included Dengue Fever, Malaria, and several types of Encephalitis.
You must also remember that, scratching any kind of insect bites is never a good idea, since you can tear small parts of your skin exposing it to dust and dirt which can cause smaller but unwelcomed infections.
There are some good news, Lyme Disease is not transmissible from human to human or from human animal contact, and generally it takes time for the disease to enter your blood stream once the tick is attached. In some cases it can take up to 48 hour for the disease to infect you.
All of this does not mean, in any way, that you are supposed to stay in the house and avoid fun outdoor activities.
You must be however be responsible. If you feel sick, overly tired , nauseated the best thing is to seek a specialists advice. A simple phone call can reduce the risk of unwanted insect bite infections by a lot.
Remember to use insect repellent if you plan to sit on the grass or earth directly, and also try to not fall asleep in such circumstances since that can mean you might miss being bitten which makes it harder to notice at all.
Insect repellent comes in different forms, from creams to spays, and is always a good idea to keep some close in case you plan picnics or other outdoor activities.
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