Meat Lovers Beware: Ticks Can Make You Allergic
Only a few posts back, we wrote about how the Lone Star tick turns victims into vegetarians by causing an allergy to red meat. Unfortunately, we have more bad news because this particular tick is making its way across other parts of the United States. Here’s an article with some more information. Meat lovers, you want to be particularly mindful if you don’t want to find yourself suddenly having to go without that piece of steak at your next BBQ.
First comes the unscratchable itching, and the angry blossoming of hives. Then stomach cramping, and—for the unluckiest few—difficulty breathing, passing out, and even death. In the last decade and a half, thousands of previously protein-loving Americans have developed a dangerous allergy to meat. And they all have one thing in common: the lone star tick.
If you don’t want to swap your favorite cut of meat for a veggie burger, then you will be wanting to make sure that you are protecting yourself against ticks. If you are inviting friends round for an occasion where you’ll be out in your back yard, with your grill, then be the responsible home owner and invest in a barrier spray to protect your guests.
The word tick seems to be on a lot of people’s minds right now. It could because of the uptick in Lyme Disease, concerns about Powassan disease and the recent video showing a young girl suddenly paralyzed after receiving a tick bite.
Just one bite from this tiny creature can cause devastation. So please, make sure you know how to protect yourself and if you have any health concerns, get professional advice from your doctor immediately.