Ticks and How to Avoid Them

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I remember finding what I thought was a dog tick on my belly and thinking, “Oh good! It is not a deer tick! I don’t have to worry about Lyme with this one!” HA! Five weeks later, I woke in a full body rash. Four additional weeks later, I was diagnosed with Alpha Gal. Life has been on an unchartered course ever since. However, I remain hopeful and positive!

—Charlotte Meyer

I was at a party and felt something crawling on my leg inside my jeans. I pulled down my jeans and looked for the critter. My gf got poed and interrupted my search. Got home a few hours later and she found the Lonestar tick attached on my hip. Looking for a new gf.

—Claiborne Taylor