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Lyme disease in children

Lyme disease infection caused by bacteria spread to humans through the bite of infected ticks legs “black”. Ticks that feed on mice and rodents and other small mammals and birds are infected. Deer ticks can carry fixed in new areas.

In Canada, Lyme disease on the rise. There are mainly in some parts of British Colombia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, but probably extends in other provinces.

Lyme disease is more common in children 5 to 9 years of age and adults of 55 to 59.
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Size and color of the stage of development of retail and depends stage of congestion. The following picture shows the Western Black-legged ticks in various stages of development.
How to protect children from “black” legged tick

Ticks cannot jump not fly. They climb the tall grass and shrubs and expect that potential host rubs against them.

If you live in a rural area or wooded where you may be exposed to ticks, or if you’re hiking or camping, especially between late spring and early fall, you should take precautions. Here are some steps to avoid contact with infected ticks:

In wooded areas and gardens, stay on trails to avoid areas where ticks are most common.
You and your kids prefer long, loose clothing covering the arms and legs, put a hat and shoes (rather than sandals). Enter pants jacket and pants into socks for additional precautions.
Use a repellent containing DEET or ikaridine according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Apply again in accordance with the guidelines.
Every day, check your child’s body all to make sure that there are no retail not attached and remove those.
Let him take a shower or a bath within a few hours of outdoor activity.
If you live near a wooded area, your contract and a lush garden.
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There is no vaccine to prevent Lyme disease in humans.
How to remove a flag

If you find a sign attached to the skin of your child, remove it as quickly as possible. Can ticks remain attached to the skin and feed at least five days. However, if you remove the tick within 24 hours to 36 hours of the time when I started to feed, I’d probably say Lyme disease.

Use the pliers with tapered ends to understand stage ticks (residues, and no body) near the skin surface (Figure A).

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Drag the application of uniform and regular pressure (figure b).
Avoid jerky movements or development, because it will break the stage ticks remaining in the skin. If this situation occurs, it is impossible to remove the stand easily with tweezers clean, leave it in place while it heals skin.
As far as possible, to clear the area after removing the tick bite (using alcohol disinfectant)

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