Lyme Disease Prevention & Treatment

Lyme disease is preventable! Read the blog below to see what steps you can take if you think you’ve been bitten by a tick.

When is Tick Season?

 Tick seasons in Connecticut have been eliminated over time due to short, milder winters. However, there is a golden rule we follow!

If the temperature outside is over 28ºF, Ticks can remain active and can jump on to you.

Body Checks

Body checks are the easiest way to spot a Tick. While it’s easier to do with a partner, you can still do full body checks. Performing a thorough tick check is important, especially after spending time in areas where ticks are common, such as wooded or grassy areas. 

How to do Body Checks

  • Start Immediately

    As soon as you come indoors, start your tick check. Ticks can latch onto any part of the body and are often found in hard-to-see areas.

  • Use a Full-Length Mirror

    Stand in front of a full-length mirror to get a good view of your entire body. This will help you see ticks that might be on your back or other areas you can't easily see.

  • Check Clothing

    Before checking your body, examine your clothing for ticks. Ticks can latch onto clothing and then transfer to the skin. Consider changing into light-colored clothing, which makes it easier to spot ticks.

  • Inspect All of Body

    Its smart to double check all areas as well.

  • Shower or Bathe

    After the initial check, take a shower or bath. This can help wash off any unattached ticks and provides another opportunity to check your skin.

  • Use Hands in Shower

    As you shower, feel for any bumps or irregularities that could be a tick or tick bite.

  • Check Pets!

    Pets can carry a lot of Ticks, and can get sick from them, too! Keep you and your friend safe with Tick checks after a day outside.

  • Regular Checks

    If you've been in a tick-prone area, continue to check for ticks for several days. Ticks can remain on the body for a long time before attaching or being noticed.

  • Tick Removal

    If you find a tick, use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin's surface as possible. Pull upward with steady, even pressure. After removal, clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol, an iodine scrub, or soap and water.

  • Seek Medical Attention if Needed

    If you develop a rash or other symptoms, call Placeres.

Dr. Frank's Approach

Dr. Song brings a holistic approach to his practice, integrating mind-body medicine with his expertise in mental health and nutritional counseling. We use natural and western pharmaceuticals to treat.

Issues With Lyme:

Lyme can be hard to diagnose due to testing being controversial and contradicting. Here at Placeres, we make the testing process easier.