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Lyme disease on upswing in McHenry County

Centegra Physician Care neurologist, Dr. Benjamin Nager, said Lyme disease is a serious matter that could lead to paralysis if not treated. He said it often catches people by surprise because they don’t easily notice a tick bite. He suggests the following:Lyme disease rash

  • Remember that deer ticks are very small
  • Check thoroughly for ticks if you’ve been camping or been near wooded areas
  • Save the tick so it can be properly evaluated
  • See a doctor if symptoms develop. Look for fever, joint pain or a rash.

Download a related full-length Chicago Tribune story here: Chicago Tribune Lyme Disease Nager 8-22-13