View Full Version : HSE issues warning on Lyme disease

05-04-2016, 08:50 PM
Here is a really useful article that you might find interesting :) The HSE is issuing a warning on Lyme disease, and they list some basic ways to prevent being bitten by a tick:

Tick bites can be prevented by:

Wearing long trousers, long sleeved shirt and shoes
Using an insect repellent, such as DEET (but use a low-strength DEET if you are pregnant your local pharmacist can advise you)
Checking skin, hair and warm skin folds (especially the neck and scalp of children) for ticks, after a day out
Removing any ticks and consulting with a GP if symptoms develop
If you have been walking your dog, check him/her too

If you want to read the full article, then simple copy and paste the title of this thread on Google.