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A 42-year-old member asked:

How to prevent tick bites happening?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 38 years experience
Stay indoors :): Seriously, the best way is to not go where ticks live. The next best strategies are to wear appropriate clothing...Long pants, long sleeves, hat, and stay on the trails instead of blazing through the brush. You might also consider treating your clothing with a repellent prior to hiking. When you return, immediately launder your clothes, do a visual inspection, and check the dog too.
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Insect repellent : When out in "tick" country, use insect repellent. Most have deet which is a very effective repellent.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What can I do to prevent tick bites?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Tick prevention: Use tick repellent. Do visual tick checks repeatedly & check yourself nude as well. By wearing clothing that is light colored you will be able to see the contrast of the ticks against clothing. Wear long sleeves & pants. Tuck pants into socks & shirts into pants. If you know an area is tick infested - avoid it. Walk down the middle to paths and avoid tall grasses when possible.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there homes remedies to prevent tick bites?

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Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lalanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Yes: Keep grass low , wear long cloths, tick search every night.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016


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