Insect and tick bites can hurt, become inflamed and also transmit disease, such as Lyme disease. You can easily prevent it by following the recommendations below.
Ticks are insects a few millimetres long, found especially in the fields and woods. They are found all over the world, including in Europe, Canada and the United States. When they bite, they remain attached (sometimes without causing pain) and can transmit diseases, such as Lyme disease, through their saliva.
Visit your pharmacy to determine whether you are travelling to an area with tick-transmitted diseases.
The following measures are recommended to prevent tick bites:
Sprays and Hygiene
Your pharmacist can help you determine if the area you will be visiting is prone to ticks and mosquitos and will recommend the right products to protect you. He or she can also take the time to review your medication and help you assemble a first-aid kit to bring on your travels.
The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide complete information on the subject matter or to replace the advice of a health professional. This information does not constitute medical consultation, diagnosis or opinion and should not be interpreted as such. Please consult your health care provider if you have any questions about your health, medications or treatment.