It’s Tick Time!!
Spring has sprung and with it we see that ubiquitous tick! Do you scream at the sight of the creepy crawler on your arm? I really dislike those little wood ticks but have learned, to prevent emotional trauma for my kids, to control my involuntary screams and I quietly remove that little crawler into a safer mode, a burning match!
What to do if it is attached to your arm or somewhere else? The instant reaction is to pull it out right? Do it CAREFULLY! There are actually special tick remover tweezers. If it is deeply embedded, you might not get the head which could cause other, potentially, serious issues. If that tick has been feasting for more than 24 hours a doctor visit might be required. You might want to send that little bug off to be checked for Lyme Disease, however, typically these are local “dog” ticks which usually don’t carry the Lyme Disease bacteria. Check with your local doctor’s office for what to do with it, especially if it is a deer tick.
Lyme Disease, caused by deer ticks, has become an epidemic and is often misdiagnosed. Do you know the symptoms? A bull’s eye ring might be visible, not always though. Tiredness, fever, headaches, sweats, chills, aches and discomfort, even nausea might come as much as years later! Lyme Disease is often confused with flu. We will be having a informational class about Lyme Disease so please continue to check in on this site.
This tick time of year you will want a few bottles doTERRA’s Terrashield Essential Oil Blend 15 ml.
A nifty little spritz bottle is also available. This blend is amazing, has NO chemicals. ZERO! And it works wonderfully to ward off all flying and creeping critters. I love it because I can spritz it directly onto the kids’ heads, arms, faces etc and on all exposed skin They can go to sleep with it on their skin! Don’t you dare do that with the over the counter bug repellants are full of dangerous carcinogenic chemicals! To order simply go to the Shop for doTERRA Products button at the top of the Home page. Easy Peasy! Stay Tick Free and enjoy great health!