Protect Yourself from Alpha-Gal Syndrome, a new Tick Disease found in several US states
There is a new tick disease showing up mostly in the Southeast and Texas, and slightly less in the Midwest. It is called Alpha-Gal Syndrome (AGS) and it is an allergic reaction to mammal meat – beef, venison, other red meat and pork.
There is a sugar molecule found in most mammals, but not humans. If bitten by the Lone Star tick that carries this disease, eating red meat and pork can cause the human body to have an allergic reaction to the alpha-gal sugar molecule found in other mammals.
If you have symptoms of rashes, hives, itching and swelling to anaphylaxis, dizziness, headache, vomiting and diarrhea sometimes immediately or hours after eating red meat you could have this disease. And it could have come from a tick bite. This disease is growing across the country.
One tick bite could change your life, for the worse. The best way to prevent this disease is to protect yourself as best you can from being bitten by any type of tick. You can protect yourself by treating your clothes with permethrin. When ticks come in contact with permethrin it is lethal for them. You also need to check yourself for ticks every time you are in the grass and woods. What is even more important is if a tick has attached itself and imbedded in your skin, you need to remove it and make sure you get the head out entirely.
A tick’s head is very jagged and when not removed properly, pieces can remain. Rid-a-tick has come up with the perfect solution for this. The Rid-a-tick patch is a 3M medical patch that you apply to the tick to suffocate the tick. As the process begins, the tick will pull itself away from your skin completely, so you do not have to worry about any remaining incisor type jaws in your skin. For more information, see this page on Rid-a-Tick.
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