It’s National Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and experts warn that this summer could be a bad one for ticks.
If you spend a lot of time outdoors, you should know some of the ways Lyme disease can show up.
Wear long, snug clothing to protect you and light colors, which make it easier to see ticks, when you’re hiking.
You should change and wash your clothes immediately when you get home from hiking or camping in thick grass or wooded areas.
Use repellent on your skin or clothing to deter ticks, and know where they like to hide, like hair, underarms, and inner legs.
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There are 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease each year, and only 50% of those people find a tick, so know what to do.