Horsham area mum’s tick bite warning as toddler diagnosed with Lyme disease
A Horsham area mum is urging people to be aware of the dangers of tick bites after her toddler caught Lyme disease.
Lauren Anderson, of Broadbridge Heath, said her 22-month-old daughter Imogen was diagnosed with the illness after she was bitten twice by ticks.
The RSPCA worker, 35, said Imogen had a bull’s eye rash on her chest – which can be an early symptom of the disease – before developing a swollen knee.
Lauren added: “It just didn’t go down. You could tell she was in pain. She was waking up in the middle of the night and saying ‘ow, ow’.” (See link for article)