Prevention

Prevention of Lyme disease consist in avoiding tick bites through:

  • wearing appropriate clothing (long-sleeved shirt, long trousers and closed shoes)
  • avoiding trips to areas where there are a lot of ticks
  • avoiding walking in tall grass and bushes (favorite place of residence of juvenile forms of ticks, called nymphs)
  • avoiding sitting on fallen trunks of wood
  • use of tick repellents, especially those containing DEET (according to instruction)
  • checking your body after walking in the forest.

If you find a tick, you should remove it immediately with tweezers. You need to grasp the tick next to the skin and gently but firmly pull it or twist it. You need to make sure that the head of the tick is not left in the skin. To remove a tick, you can also use special equipment available in pharmacies. The bitten place should be disinfected and hands should be washed thoroughly.

If the tick remains deeply embedded and you are afraid to remove it, you should immediately go to the doctor. Do not squeeze the tick, nor lubricate it with any spray such as gasoline, alcohol or fat. During these treatments the tick can spit bacteria into the skin.

About Lyme Disease
About Lyme Disease
Prevention
Prevention
Treatment
Treatment
Hyperthermia
Hyperthermia
Registration
Registration