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Tick dangers & diseases
 

What ticks can transmit

Ticks transmit the widest variety of pathogens of any blood sucking arthropod:

                                                            Bacteria
                                                            Rickettsiae
                                                            Protozoa
                                                            Viruses

Ticks are very significant vectors in a variety of human and animal diseases such as:
                                                       Lyme disease
                                             Rocky mountain spotted fever
                                                    human Ehrlichiosis
                                                            Tularemia
                                                         Relapsing fever
                                                          Tick paralysis

Prevalence

Ticks are found in almost every state in the U.S.A.

The highest concentration is in the north and middle eastern states and also on the west coast.

Recent estimates indicate that there are some 240,000 cases of Lyme disease each year in the United States but only a small portion of these are actually reported. This is only one of the many diseases caused by ticks.

 
 
Cost of Tick borne diseases  

The total medical cost for those who get Lyme disease is astronomical and this is only one of the many tick borne diseases.
According to studies, Lyme disease alone costs the Nation between $1,000,000,000 to $2,000,000,000 each year in increased medical costs, lost productivity, prolonged pain and suffering, and costly delays in diagnosis and inappropriate treatment.

Over 100,000 million dollars are spent each year on Lyme tests alone.
These diseases have an enormous impact on medical costs not only in our country but all over the world

 

What can be done

Early diagnosis and treatment is extremely important in keeping down the costs of these diseases.

An even bigger impact would be prevention. That means preventing Tick bites all together and removing ticks that are attached in a safe and expeditious manner.

 

Tick Bites Doís and Doníts

Once a tick bites it attaches itself via its hypostome which is the structure that plunges into the hostís skin for feeding. This structure has many barb like projections and prevents easy removal of the attached tick.  In addition most (hard) ticks secrete a cement like substance through their salivary glands which literary glues the feeding tick in place.

If one squeezes or irritates a tick while attached this will increase the risk of it regurgitating its infectious contents into the host.

The use of bare fingers, tweezers, forceps, alcohol, matches, cigarettes, petroleum jelly, or other chemicals may irritate the tick and produce undesirable consequences. Tweezers are often suggested as the best means to remove a tick, but in actuality, given the minute size of the tick there is a greater risk of stimulating infection by crushing the tick.

 

Tick It Away

Tick It Away lifts the tick from itsí attachment without squeezing or irritating the tick in any way.

It works like a crowbar prying out a nail.

It is ergonomically shaped to allow one to remove even the smallest tick no matter where it is attached.

Its patented method of detaching a tick forces even the tiny nymphs further down the narrow part of the groove during the action of removal. This greatly facilitates capturing these tiny ticks in the groove and detaching them.

It works on hard and soft ticks.

It works on every stage of a ticks life cycle from larva, nymph, to adult engorged or not.

It is the best product for removing  ticks more efficiently, alive and intact without irritating the tick.

This device enables you to remove the tick quickly and if done so within the first 24 hours the risk of infection is greatly reduced.
 
 
 What Lyme Disease rash looks like.
 
The rash of Lyme Disease is called Erythema Migrans. It may start at the site of a tick bite or at another location from the bite. It may start as a tiny red area and expand to become quite large over several days. It may develop into a "bull's-eye" rash (photo 1) or may look uniformly red (photo 2). There may be only one rash only or multiple areas of rash which may indicate dissemination of the Lyme disease spirochete.
 
 
PHOTO 1 
 
 
 
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