If you’re at all familiar with the devastating personal effects that Lyme disease can manifest in its victims, you’re probably also aware that there’s only one way to contract it: through tick bites. However, it is important to understand that not all tick bites necessarily lead to an infection, and there are steps you can take when bitten to reduce your chances of contracting the disease. Arne Wellness Center of Littleton, Colorado is dedicated not only to providing Lyme disease natural treatment, but also to reducing the number of new cases. Here’s some important information about tick bites and Lyme disease.

Of course, preventing tick bites from happening in the first place is the easiest and most effective way of preventing Lyme disease. Failing that, it is important to remove the tick as quickly as possible. Ticks latch on to their victims’ skin, and cannot be removed by simply pulling them off. Doing so could lead to the tick’s head remaining lodged in the skin after the body has been pulled away, increasing the possibility of infection. The best way to remove a tick is by coating them with mineral oil or dish soap, depriving them of oxygen and forcing them to let go.

According to the Lyme Research Alliance, some patients form an Erythema Migrans rash at the site of the bite, indicating that they have been infected. In this case, get medical help right away. Other patients exhibit no rash, but can develop the symptoms of Lyme disease days, weeks, or even years later. For this reason, it is important for anyone who has suffered a tick bite to be aware of the many symptoms of the disease. If you believe you’ve been infected, don’t waste any time; contact Arne Wellness Center today for Lyme disease natural treatment.