Ticks and Lyme Disease


Let’s uncover what ticks and lyme disease are and ways to treat it at home!

What is it?

Ticks are small insects that can transmit the bacteria that cause Lyme disease to humans and animals

Lyme disease

This disease can lead to serious health problems if not caught early

Types of ticks found

Several types of ticks are found in Washington, including the black-legged tick, the American dog tick, and the Rocky Mountain wood tick

Common Diseases Transmitted by Ticks

Transmit several diseases, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Tularemia

How to Identify Lyme Disease Symptoms?

Symptoms begin with a rash that spreads out from the tick bite site


flu-like symptoms such as fever, fatigue, muscle aches, and headache

Symptoms As the disease progresses, it can lead to more severe symptoms such as joint pain, facial paralysis, and heart palpitations


Natural Ways to Treat Tick Bites at Home

use essential oils, like lavender or tea tree oil, that have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties

Natural Ways to Treat Tick Bites at Home

Another approach is to apply a paste of baking soda and water to the affected area to help reduce itching and swelling

Natural Ways to Treat Tick Bites at Home Consuming foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon or walnuts, can help decrease inflammation


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