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New clothing to prevent ticks: Several companies already market permethrin-treated shirts, pants, socks and other clothing, as a way to ward off disease-transmitting pests. The new study adds to evidence that the garments are indeed toxic to ticks, according to senior researcher Lars Eisen, of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Photos of Lyme Carring Ticks

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Lyme Disease Treatment Guidelines

The best way to prevent Lyme disease is

to prevent tick bites by:

Removing ticks:

Removing a tick is the same for humans and animals. Follow these steps to remove ticks:

  1. If the tick is attached to you, use fine-tipped tweezers or tick removal tool to grasp the tick as close to your skin as possible. Do not use your fingers.

  2. Pull the tick straight out, gently but firmly making sure to remove the entire tick (including the head). Don't squeeze it – avoid crushing the tick’s body.

  3. After removing the tick, place it in a secure container, such as a screw-top bottle used for medication.

  4. Give the tick to your health care professional.

  5. Thoroughly clean the bite site with rubbing alcohol and/or soap and water.

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