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What's your experience with tick bites this season?

Posted by susanzone5 z5NY (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 3, 13 at 13:53

I have been bitten about 5 times this season. I'm in Ulster County. Two have been deer ticks which I've never had before this year. I had to literally dig one out of my head this week. It was really engorged with blood.

I took the 200mg of doxycycline, but can't figure out why this is a prophylactic measure. It doesn't cure anything, does it? I also read that ticks can transmit a bunch of other diseases like encephalitis and other bacterial/viral/parasite diseases. I've studied this a lot.

I shower everyday that I am outdoors. Some days I find one climbing the shower wall. I found one on my shampoo bottle.

This is freaking me out to the point that I don't want to garden. I'm a dancer, and the thought of having lyme disease is scary. This, after 40 years of gardening.

What have you experienced?


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