Lyme Disease Prevention: Tips to Keep You Safe

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Summary: What is the best defense against tick bites and Lyme disease? We've got the 411 on tick prevention.This year is slated to be one of the worst for ticks. As summer kicks into high gear, many people will be outdoors... playing in the grass and near woods, camping at campsites, running and riding bike on wooded trails, etc. Unfortunately, these are prime areas for tick bites. Of course, a major concern of getting a tick bite is contracting Lyme disease. It's important to learn what signs to look for. For instance, if you see a bullseye rash, you may have been bitten by a tick. Our expert guest, Dr. Arlo Weltge, discusses ways to best prevent tick bites this year as well as treatment options if you are bitten.