Four Tips to Stop Ticks and Prevent Lyme Disease

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Hi, I'm Dr. Mike Roizen. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, listen to this. Tick borne infections can land you flat on your back in a hurry or even worse. Lyme disease is transmitted by ticks. That can trigger symptoms such as a rush, it can even get nasty, spread up to your leg, or you can't even see it, and it still can cause the bad disease, arthritis, mental dysfunction.

Here are four ways to help you lower your risk of tick bites and Lyme disease. Use the insect repellent deet, you should use deet any time mosquitoes are around, and anytime you go walking where the deers maybe, because this helps keep the ticks and mosquitoes away. If there are any risks at all, wear it, put it on your clothing even, however, the centers for disease control and prevention recommends that young kids and pregnant women, avoid this pesticide.

Try Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, or PMD, the synthesized version of and cover up, really cover up. Wear long sleeves and pants, and tuck them into your socks in grassy or wooded areas. That's especially true with your kids. Light colored clothing helps you spot any ticks, shower when you get home.

Ticks don't always bite immediately, and finally check your pets. Ticks hidden on your pet's fur can easily infect you, they can jump from the pet to you. For more ways to protect your families health and stay younger, watch all of our smart tips, right here, and you might even show them to your kids.