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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How to prevent Lyme disease?

    If I am living in an area that is known for ticks, how can I prevent my chances of getting lyme disease?
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  • Therese Mortlock

    Counselling Psychologist, Psychologist

    It seems that the best way is to use a DEET based repellant.  If you do find ticks on yourself or family use tweezers to remove them and if they are too small soak them off in a bath of bicarb soda.  Don't irritate the tick or it releases poison. Whilst repellants are valuable any chemical is best minimised on skin, so cover up.  Ticks go for crevices like behind your knees. 

    All the best avoiding these nasties. 

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