Thursday, May 24, 2007


I know many will chime in with more experiences and advice, but I just wanted to caution all the "uber outdoorsmen" here to use tick repellents and to look for ticks and to remove them correctly/carefully. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lyme Disease and other debilitating diseases from ignoring these precautions can happen to any of us.

I was reminded of this this morning by a fellow who had a tick get him just behind the knee. His symptoms were like the worst kind of flu (less nausea and diarrhea) plus dementia and vertigo. He's on some sort of anti-bacterial medication but still, nearly 2 weeks later, has "bad days".

If you have a tick bite and notice any symptoms, get to a doctor!

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