Spring is in the air, and that means the kids are spending a lot more time outside! While parents try to keep their little ones as safe as possible, the fact of the matter is that we can’t see everything all the time.
Parents know that little kids get rashes, it just happens. The key is figuring out what causes these outbreaks of the skin. Sometimes, unfortunately, the findings can be terrifying.
While you never want to think the worst when it comes to your child, the fact of the matter is you always need to be prepared. PLEASE share this with your friends who have kids, as you wouldn’t want this to happen to your son or daughter.
You might think they are just ant, or even spider bites, but if you see a rash like the one pictured below, your child might have a serious problem:
The “bulls-eye rash” is the most common symptom of Lyme disease, and it is often spread by black-legged ticks. Lyme disease is a serious illness, and is very dangerous when caught by young children, however the rash isn’t the only symptom.
The “bulls-eye rash” is a good indicator that your child might have Lyme disease, but it isn’t the worst thing you or your child may experience. Other early symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, and muscle pain.
Those are just the early symptoms. Unless you catch, and treat it early, your little one might suffer from severe headaches, severe joint pain and swelling, an irregular heartbeat, and a host of other serious issues, including short-term memory loss.
Fortunately, Lyme disease can be treated with antibiotics, but it is still extremely important to catch it early on. There are also things that you can do to keep your little ones safe in the great outdoors!
One tip is to make sure you spray your kids, and yourself, with bug spray before heading outdoors. The other way to prevent the disease is to just pay close attention, and if you see a tick, simply remove it. Unfortunately, if your little one gets bitten they run the risk of catching Lyme disease.
In the event that your child is bitten, call your doctor immediately.
Parents, and grandparents, nobody wants their child to be the next victim of these parasites. Having a sick little one is not fun for anybody, so please pass this on to your friends! You can never know too much about keeping your kids healthy.
Stay safe, friends!