Thursday, June 10, 2010

Don't Be Ticked

 
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I wish I had paid more attention to this poster when I was walking around some of the wooded areas in Wakulla Springs State Park a couple of weeks ago. I will spare my blog readers the gory details, but I ended up with an infected bite and had to pay a visit to my doctor last week. Click on the picture to enlarge and read all about how to prevent this from happening to you!

21 comments:

Darla said...

Oh my goodness! I do hope you are okay...was it a tick that bit you? Those things are dreadful.

Cezar and Léia said...

Poor Lois, it's terible, I hope everything is fine now.
Take care okay!
hugs
Léia

Ann said...

how awful. In my school, very often we have nits.

Lois said...

Darla--yes it was a tick! I found him a couple of days later and thought I had removed him properly, but it got infected and I went to the doctor. Had to have blood work done just to be sure there was no lyme disease or other tick-borne bacteria and all the tests came back fine. It's healed up now and the itching has finally stopped.

Small City Scenes said...

I am glad you are having no after effects. I have never seen a tick but in the eastern part of the start the dogs seem to bring them home. MB

Dianne said...

you know I was walking in an overgrown spot just the other day and thought about this very thing

B SQUARED said...

Sure wish my dogs could read.

Halcyon said...

Ick! I haven't had any problems with ticks. It's the poison ivy/oak/sumac that gets me. :(

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Sorry to hear about your experience.

They need to print this sign in a language that dogs can understand.

Lisa Wilson said...

Oh no! Ticks are so disgusting. I've known people that had the spotted tick fever, no fun.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» is sorry to read that you've literally been "ticked off" and he hopes it is healing quickly now!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Sorry to hear of your misfortune, Lois. I have never seen ticks but know their bite can be very painful. But we do have plenty of Aussie mozzies! Hope you are better now.
Thank you for your good wishes, the littlies seem to have turned the corner.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Corker2 said...

Yes, Lois, you have to watch out for those nasty little things. It's that time of the year. Most of the time, when I go out on a photo shoot and I'm walking thru brush, I always check to see if I have any of those ticks on me. It's good that you haven't gotten any of those tick borne bacteria's. This is why I'm careful

One of the remedy's was to take nail polish and coat the tick. It seals off the opening and the tick will die from suffocation. The smell alone will kill him or her. Don't know if they do that anymore.

Les

Johnny Nutcase said...

ack! hope you're feeling better! tick bites are my worse enemy...and i'm a tick magnet...i get more on me than the average person. Not fair !

~Cheryl said...

I grew up having a great respect for ticks. I am still very vigilant when I'm out and about. Bluck!

Tamera said...

Oh my goodness, a tick bite! Bugs don't normally bother me, but ticks I have a problem with. It must be because they suck your blood and they're so hard to get rid of! Ugh! I hope you are feeling better now.

Clytie said...

Thanks, Lois. Now my leg itches. And my back. And my arm ... aaaaaackkkk!!!!

We have very few ticks around here, thank goodness. I had a tick bite when I was a kid and it was AWFUL.

VP said...

This is not so nice, but it is always better to know!

JM said...

I hate these guys! I was bitten once and got really sick -fever and skin eruptions- it was awful!

SRQ said...

So glad to hear you had the blood work done and it came back okay. Do you have to return for follow up tests? I have a friend who contracted lyme disease several years ago. It was an awful ordeal for her.

Hilda said...

That's why I never, ever go anywhere near plants without insect repellent! I hope the infection has subsided, Lois, and that your doctor didn't find anything worse.