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Dale   on 29/07/19 @ 14:01 said:

Blumen Heck Tracy!!!!!!! 🙀🙀🙀

Dale   on 29/07/19 @ 14:02 said:

Well done for spotting it, I have friends who got ticked in Belgium. Couple of years ago and there were delays in treatment..... they were well ticked off !!! ☹️☹️

gem1000   on 29/07/19 @ 18:13 said:

What a pain, Tracy! Good job you kept an eye on it; not a very nice souvenir of the Cotswolds

Happyfeet   on 30/07/19 @ 19:13 said:

So sorry it’s not better Tracy, but thanks to you speaking out and, as a result wearing long trousers on the second day in the Cotswolds I remain tick free. Hope the antib’s keep you in good health.

iansmyname.....orisitjohn?   on 30/07/19 @ 20:39 said:

It's something I think about a lot now before venturing out in shorts. Thanks for highlighting it Tracy . Hope the antibiotics do their stuff. Best wishes, Ian x

Walking On   on 30/07/19 @ 21:43 said:

The little buggers will get into trousers tucked into socks as well. Check (and get a friend to look at the bits round the dark side!) after a walk if you are where they are found (and nowadays that's pretty much any rough land, especially if deer are about).

Lazlo Woodbine   on 31/07/19 @ 14:19 said:

Does DEET work on ticks as they are arachnids not insects?

Tracy (no 'e'!)   on 31/07/19 @ 17:52 said:

It was the nhs site that said DEET: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/lyme-disease/#
However, on another walking site sprays with Permethrin in were mentioned.
The antibiotics appear to be kicking in, the large rash that had developed yesterday is going down.

Lazlo Woodbine   on 01/08/19 @ 17:39 said:

Glad to hear that Tracy. I had some Jungle Formula on me.

Jill18   on 02/08/19 @ 1:28 said:

Aw nooooo....hope your ok...horrid things 😕xx

landranger68   on 10/08/19 @ 10:59 said:

One of my walking friends collected a few Ticks when walking on the Calf of Man in shorts, a few years ago and almost died in the University Hospital of Tropical diseases London,before Lyme's Disease was diagnosed.
My choice is to walk with arms and legs covered,but they can somehow penetrate many defenses.Always now carry a Tick removing tool

jo_jo   on 10/08/19 @ 16:48 said:

Hope your rash has all cleared up now Tracy. Thanks for the warning and have now armed myself with a tick removal tool

HedgeMonkey   on 12/08/19 @ 21:29 said:

As a runner I use Vaseline, vicks vapour rub or anything like that applied above my sock line, and above my knees, this appears to help repel and stop the spesky critters from climbing through 'grease'. Hope helps....
ps. I've 3 family members with Lyme Disease already!

suesingularity   on 18/08/19 @ 8:41 said:

Don't forget tics crawl ..on the body and from vegetation higher up ... Maybe we should all be doing body checks at the end of the day!

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