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Lostby7
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:27 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Northwoods Tom wrote:
Lostby7 wrote:
Never coat a tick with anything...it is an urban myth that this is a good idea; it's actually dangerous. They often regurgitate into your blood stream if agitated filling you with possible disease.


I did a search on the internet and found medical journal/articles, etc. that back this up. Also some that have other opinions. Here's one that I found interesting, apply "permethrin" it dies and falls off. Think I'll stay with the tried and true "pull firmly straight out" and avoid the tick "sauces".

....glad you did a search. Too many folks just take things they hear as truth without looking into the facts for themselves. I find it surprising how many websites out there suggest putting chemicals...or even vaseline on ticks...there is a ton of misinformation on this subject out there.
 
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huffinpuffin2
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:13 pm Reply with quote Back to top

JimandLinda wrote:
I'll repeat what my niece, the nurse, told me.

If you find an imbedded tick, pull it out, put it on a piece of scotch tape, and tape it to a calendar on the date you extracted it. If you get symptoms, take the tick with you to the doctors appointment, along with the date (or take the whole calendar!).

When I found the "rosy ring" on the back of my leg last year, it was a one pill treatment. Of course, the tick was long gone by then.

This will be an interesting year, that's for sure!


Took your advice last year, and this approach came in handy twice. Impressed the doctor Cool, and left no doubt on what it was and the timing.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:27 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Okay, I found my first one this afternoon after leaving Retzer's Nature Center in Waukesha.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:16 pm Reply with quote Back to top

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcW3E3jNv8I

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Lostby7
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:34 pm Reply with quote Back to top

benny7210 wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcW3E3jNv8I

Again facilitating peoples obsession with thinking a tick is a screw. It's no wonder people can't get past the incorrect method. Anything to make a buck off of misconceptions I guess.
 
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zuma
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:54 pm Reply with quote Back to top

According to the CDC map, all of WI has ticks except for Door County. So if you are really concerned about ticks, you might consider caching in Door County or in other states that have much fewer ticks.

(If anyone has seen a tick in Door County, let me know. But supposedly there are very few ticks there.)

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AstroD-Team
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

zuma wrote:
According to the CDC map, all of WI has ticks except for Door County. So if you are really concerned about ticks, you might consider caching in Door County or in other states that have much fewer ticks.

(If anyone has seen a tick in Door County, let me know. But supposedly there are very few ticks there.)

z


So then that means (according to the CDC) those people living in or visiting Door County can't get Lyme - it's not an endemic area for ticks or the disease. Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Northwoods Tom
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:11 pm Reply with quote Back to top

zuma wrote:
According to the CDC map, all of WI has ticks except for Door County. So if you are really concerned about ticks, you might consider caching in Door County or in other states that have much fewer ticks.

(If anyone has seen a tick in Door County, let me know. But supposedly there are very few ticks there.)

z

Last I checked, Washington Island is part of Door County. We have pulled a few off the dogs over the years (less than 6). They are Island dogs so if they picked them up from anyone, it would have been me but I doubt that is the source due to the time of year they were found. I also found one on me about a year ago but they are rare. All appeared to be non deer ticks. I have never picked up one in the Door County mainland (I don't think they like all the tourists) and I've been to just about every cache there.

Yet as a side note, the summer home owners on Detroit Island (island right off Washington Island) wanted all the deer thinned out. To remove ticks... No mention of the squirrels, rodents, and other mammals. Locals got a good chuckle out of that idea.
 
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Northwoods Tom
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:20 pm Reply with quote Back to top

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So then that means (according to the CDC) those people living in or visiting Door County can't get Lyme - it's not an endemic area for ticks or the disease.


Actually it is a problem. I'm aware of three people on Washington Island that had Lyme disease. Very likely was contracted from a tick elsewhere but one former health care provider would not accept the fact that a local patient had the disease. Not until she went elsewhere and the new provider confirmed it in test results. Sometimes physicians aren't up to speed. Because of the increased prevalence, it's getting better.
 
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AstroD-Team
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:35 am Reply with quote Back to top

Northwoods Tom wrote:
AstroD-Team wrote:

So then that means (according to the CDC) those people living in or visiting Door County can't get Lyme - it's not an endemic area for ticks or the disease.


Actually it is a problem. I'm aware of three people on Washington Island that had Lyme disease. Very likely was contracted from a tick elsewhere but one former health care provider would not accept the fact that a local patient had the disease. Not until she went elsewhere and the new provider confirmed it in test results. Sometimes physicians aren't up to speed. Because of the increased prevalence, it's getting better.


I was being snarky (Hence the laughing smiley). I am personally well aware of doctors not willing to treat or accept that patients have Lyme if not in an endemic area. I too had to seek diagnose and treatment elsewhere. 8+ months. I'm still waiting to get my life back from this dreaded disease. And most days I wonder if I ever will.

I had to laugh at your other comment regarding eradicating the deer to get rid of the ticks. Thanks for the smile!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:09 am Reply with quote Back to top

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I was being snarky (Hence the laughing smiley). I am personally well aware of doctors not willing to treat or accept that patients have Lyme if not in an endemic area.

No offense was taken. Just trying to drive home the point about how we need to work with our healthcare professionals and they also need to work with us. State your healthcare concerns and expect answers. (And patients, remember this is a two way street.)

I guess it comes from many years of working with excellent healthcare professionals with an occasional weaker one thrown in.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I COVER myself in the highest DEET I can find that doesn't burn my eyes. I usually stink to high heaven but after one latched on to my earlobe like an earring, I don't care! Shocked Playing airsoft in northern IL seems to be the worst.

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