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    July 22, 2018
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COMMUNITY HEALTH CORNER With Chief Pharmacist, Karli Boeder at White Drug Pharmacy, 402 East Main in Sidney. Ticks and mosquitos bugging you? It's insect season, and illnesses from infected mosquitos and tick bites are on the rise! Deer ticks are only about the size of a poppy seed. Lyme disease is transmited by deer icks and is the most common tickborne disease. In order to transmit the disease a tick must be attached to a person for 24 to 48 hours. If you develop a rash, fever or chills, mus- cle or joint pain or headache after a tick bite, see your doctor as soon as possible. Mosquitos can transmit West Nile Vinus. Symptoms present with 1 to 2 weeks of being bitten by an infected mosquito, Most people infected have no symptoms or mild flu-like symptoms. Elderly people and people with weakened immune systems are at greatest risk for a more severe form of the disease. When outside protect yourself from ticks and mosquitos by using an insect repellent with at least 20% Deet and wear kong pants and long sleeve shirts. Empty standing water on your property at least once a week to prevent mosquitoes from using as a breeding site Be insect-aware to be itch and disease free this summer! 4. Dogs can contract Lyme Disease? Using a bug spray that contains DEET can help keep away ticks? A) True B) False A) True B) False 5. What is the most common symptom 2. What's the best way to remove a tick? of Lyme disease? A) Tweezens B) Needle C) Nail Polish Remover A) Headache B) Rash C) Muscle Ache Only adult female ticks bite? 6. The size of a female deer tick is? A) False B) True A) Needle Point B) Grain of Sand C) Poppy Seed Like to shop from the comfort of your home? Thrifty White Pharmacy's Online Drug Store offers products like vitamins, supplements, toys and gifts along with a full line of health and beauty items. All at everyday, low prices Shop with confidence on our secure website and find the products that fit your budget all from the convenience of home! lote o Employe Owned 402 East Main. Sidney, MT White 406-482-1420 PHARMACY HOURS: Mon Fri: 9am-6pm Sat:Closed.Sun: Closed STORE HOURS: Mon-Fri: 9am-7pm Sat: 9am-5:30pm Sun: 11am-4pm BUY ONLINE mline0ruastore