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The Lyme Disease Foundation supports Lyme Disease Awareness Month. It is a campaign that promotes preventative measures that you can take against Lyme Disease. Lyme Disease is an acute inflammatory disease that is caused by a tick bite that is infected with Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria.

Here are some things you can do to prevent getting Lyme Disease:

  • If you are in a wooded area it is important to wear protective clothing, especially around your ankles.
  • Wearing light colored clothing helps you spot if you have a tick on you.
  • Always tuck your shirt into your pants.
  • Always tuck your socks over the bottom of your pant legs.
  • Insect repellent helps prevent the ticks from wanting to get on you.
  • Check your pets for ticks before you enter back into your home after an outdoor excursion in the woods.
  • Carry a tick removal kit if you’re planning to be in the woods. Removing the tick as soon as possible may prevent infection. In most cases, a deer tick must be attached for 36 to 48 hours to transit the disease.
  • Stick to trails on your hikes. Avoid walking through low bushes and long grass.
  • Keep your yard clear of brush and leaves where ticks typically live.
  • Check yourself and your children for ticks.

In later stages of Lyme Disease you may develop facial paralysis. If this has happened to you, contact Dr. O at the New York Facial Paralysis Center. We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of facial nerve paralysis.

Posted on behalf of New York Facial Paralysis

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New York, NY 10065

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New York, NY 10065
Phone: (212) 371-3223

Opening Times: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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