Each year in the U.S., tens of thousands of people are diagnosed with Lyme disease, a bacterial infection transmitted through the bite of infected black-legged ticks. Those most at risk include individuals who spend time in wooded or grassy areas, especially during the warmer months when ticks are most active.
Who Should Seek Treatment?: If you've been bitten by a tick or have symptoms of Lyme disease, especially if you live in or have visited areas known for Lyme disease, seek medical attention.
How is it Treated?: Lyme disease is typically treated with antibiotics. Early detection and treatment are crucial for a full recovery.
Safety and Precautions: If you find a tick on your body, remove it immediately with fine-tipped tweezers. Grasp the tick as close to the skin's surface as possible and pull upward with steady, even pressure. Clean the bite area and your hands thoroughly.