Ticks & Lyme Disease
Anyone had experience of Lyme disease caused by a tick bite in the Creuse.
I've been back in the UK for about two weeks now, but prior to leaving St. Moreil, I discovered a tick which had buried it's head in my upper thigh. Foolishly, I got the main body out (at that point it hadn't gorged itself on my blood), but couldnt extract the head and the front legs which disappeared under the skin. I treated the bite area with antiseptic cream and a dressing and really thought no more about it other than to check the area regularly.
This weekend I have been laid low, with all kinds of pains, nausea and headaches etc.,
I've just done some research on the internet and most of the symptoms of Lyme disease would appear to be consistent with what I have suffered.
Being a typical bloke (ignore it and it will go away), I've come to the conclusion that I will visit the doctor to-morrow.
One question I may get asked is "Are the ticks in the Creuse common carriers of Lyme Disease"