If you’ve been venturing out into areas well known for their tick habitat, then you might want to read on a little further. The Lone Star tick is just one of many species of tiny arachnids that feed on our blood and have the potential of spreading disease and causing allergic reactions. In particular we’ve been looking at the damage this little critter is causing when it comes to an allergy to red meat, so if you think you may have been bitten, here’s what you need to look out for.
Planning to take a hike in the woods this summer? Be on the lookout for a new threat in the form of a tiny tick that seems to have supernatural powers. If you get bitten, Lone Star tick symptoms can mimic food poisoning, or a severe allergic reaction. And, the Lone Star tick could force you to become a vegetarian, because one result of getting bitten by this insect is developing an allergy to red meat.
Are you identifying with any of these symptoms and could have potentially been bitten by a tick?
Meat lovers beware! If you don’t want to run the risk of being bitten by an infected tick and developing this allergy, you may want to take extra steps to protect yourself from ticks.
You already know that ticks pose a threat your health; these bugs, which thrive in the summer, can transmit Lyme disease, Powassan disease, and even a rare condition called tick paralysis. If those illnesses aren’t enough to worry about, experts are sounding the alarm about another tick-borne condition that appears to be on the rise. A bite from the lone star tick has been leaving victims with a potentially dangerous allergy to red meat and sometimes even dairy products.
This particular tick is no longer just ‘hanging out’ in south eastern U.S. It is making its way north, so beware, be alert and be protected at all times.
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