Tick bites

Last summer we had a few children with tick bites. This year it seems more common and we have had some ticks positive for Lyme disease.

To prevent – be careful in forest and trail areas. Use natural insect repellants and look for any suspicious black marks in the skin or hair. If you look closely you will see the tick.

If you see a tick- you can try to remove it with tweezers or come in and we will do it. You want to keep the tick and bring it to us so that we can send it for testing to see if the tick carries the Lyme disease bacteria. We treat with one dose of an antibiotic but this should be done within 72 hours to prevent Lyme.