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    when I go out in May squirrel hunting, i generally don't wear no shoes
    and go in pocket shorts. I go around like that all summer.
    I rub my feet and legs down every morning with gel aclohol and it keeps
    the poison oak from affecting me.
    The ticks don't like it much either.
    You got to be careful about snakes though.
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    Do not do that the peroxide may make them regurgitate. Work them out carefully and then apply peroxide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLSKOOL View Post
    I have been bitten many times by ticks with no ill effects. but this makes me think! I will start wearing repellent now,,,,,,,,,,,,
    Same with me--been bitten by ticks but I always check for them when coming outta the woods. I remove them before they have a chance to feed.
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    Oh, 'Tick', no never.
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    I never have, at least that I know of. I have wondered when I get to feeling bad after a tick bite. I Don't go out much anymore in the spring or summer. Just not worth it.
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    Unfortunately, my son-in-law is battling Lyme disease he rec'd from tick bites last Fall. He was bow hunting in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrguvna View Post
    Yes when I was 18 years old I came home from School in a cast as I had torn the ligaments in my ankle. Being springtime in Va. I headed to my closest pond in my walking cast. fished the day away. That darn old plaster cast got to itching crazy, when they pulled it off after a month there was a tick embedded in my leg. Once the pulled it out two weeks later I developed rocky mtn spotted fever and was treated for that. Had to stay out of the sun as I was on some heavy antibiotics, so laid low for weeks it seemed.

    I am on a list at the CDC and cannot give blood since my body contains the antivirus, or so I have been told. I know that I have unexplained joint pains that my docs have been chasing the past 10 yrs. many blood tests, many fluid off the joint tests and they still cannot figure out why for no reason my Knee or ankle or elbow will swell up and hurt like it is broken. Yup they tested me for lymes disease and also negative.

    I truly believe that the RMSF has caused me these unexplained arthritis symptoms over the years.

    My brother also suffered and could not eat holved animal meat from a tick bite. use permethrin and be safe.
    is that stuff safe around pets?
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    My brother in law lives in Lyme CT., the birthplace of the disease's namesake and one of the first patients.

    I was up their woods walking in the fall. Showering afterward and upon exiting seeing a dark tiny spot next to the family jewels! Plucked it out according to recommendations and went in to paranoid mode on the internet. Odds were for me and a prophylaxis antibiotic was recommended that prevents infection 85%.

    Wife's cousin worked in a doctors office down the street and the doc wrote me a script and no problems.

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