spring = tics... let review the subject quickly

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    how to remove a tick:

    Tick Removal: A Step-by-Step Guide

    myself ...i do this failed jumping jack while screaming....get it off me....get it off me...i do that until someone gets it off me...

    and the spotted fever:

    Symptoms
    Symptoms usually develop about 2 to 14 days after the tick bite. They may include:

    Chills
    Fever
    Severe headache
    Muscle pain
    Mental confusion
    Rash -- usually starts a few days after the fever; first appears on wrists and ankles as spots that are 1 - 5 mm in diameter, then spreads to most of the body. About one-third of infected people do not get a rash at all.
    Additional symptoms that may be associated with this disease:

    Abnormal sensitivity to light
    Diarrhea
    Excessive thirst
    Hallucinations
    Loss of appetite
    Nausea
    Vomiting


    https://health.google.com/health/ref/Rocky+Mountain+spotted+fever


    and the up and coming new disease:

    Lyme disease affects different areas of the body in varying degrees as it progresses. The site where the tick bites the body is where the bacteria enter through the skin. As the bacteria spread in the skin away from the initial tick bite, the infection causes an expanding reddish rash that is often associated with "flu-like" symptoms. Later, it can produce abnormalities in the joints, heart, and nervous system


    Lyme Disease - What are symptoms and signs of Lyme disease on MedicineNet
     
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    There are positives and negatives to everything. You get to live in the woods with lots of deer, you have tics.

    I like the forest too. So I watch nature films on you tube.

    We don't have them here in Oregon yet. I don't know why.

    I think they don't do well in the cold.
     
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    I've already had Lymes Disease twice....Ticks are a fact of life around here
     
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    :lol: me too!!! (you are always good for a laugh in the morning, lady. Thank you for your wonderful sense of humor!)

    the most overlooked areas that ticks like to attach are the belly button and underarm areas(really) so be sure to remember these areas when looking for them......
     
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    Bones' posts always make me laugh out loud. I soooo want to write her life story!
     
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    I know somebody who died as a result of a tick. He became very ill and went to the hospital and was admitted. They couldn't find anything that was causing his illness. Then, just shortly before his death they found a tick that had embedded itself and was hidden by his beard. This happened about 8 years ago.
     
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    all joking aside...tick carried stuff can be more than serious and if you fuck off and dont take care of it...you can have a life time of misery....

    da man had spotted fever...i thought it was heat stroke and shove his ass in a cold shower....took temps after that and they were rising shoved him back in and told him to quit his fucking whining...his temp was still rising...that is when i got scared and ask about tick bites..he had one 3 days before and he had the rash on his ankles....took him hours to stop shivering...i felt bad
     
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    Spray your lawn with Bayer "Complete Insect Killer"...no more tics and fleas on the lawn.
     
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    Baruch, you are so wrong. Eastern Oregon is alive with ticks. I have picked many off of myself, and had many bites. A cousin nearly died of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

    And the worse place for them that I have been in routinely saw -40 F. every winter.

    Bones is correct to post this warning, ticks are not a joke.
     
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    Bones,

    So I've been having this weird sensation in my throat. (kind of like the tingling when you hit your funny bone) anyway, I did a quick google search and I found this board. I laughed so hard reading the few post and immediately thought of you.

    You must read, lol

    Weird Throat sensation - Grasscity.com Forums
     

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