The Cleveland mother warns other parents after her son is diagnosed with an allergy to red meat – all because of a tick bite.
Lone Star tick was born southeast, as here in Chattanooga.
As a young and keen outdoors, Aiden Olinger says he did not think anything was unusual after a long day of riding the ATV in 2016
I checked for ticks as usual, and I understood that I got a bite from the ticks and got it out, "Ayden says.
Initially, he says he had a flu." I was sick of my stomach and noticed I could not eat anything, "he says. ] But his mother says his condition is getting worse. "
" He probably missed 37 days of school this year, "says Amber Ollinger.
Two years after bite ticking, the mother tells him that the allergist has confirmed he had an alpha-gal, a red meat allergy developed after a bite of a lone star.
Emergency Doctor Dr. Doug Gregory says the type of tick, ordinary here and around the southeastern US
"In the process of biting someone, the tick indeed does, unfortunately, raise some of what before has eaten, "says Dr. Gregory.
р. Gregory says it's more than a bite that causes the allergy to red meat. "But you develop antibodies from tick bites, which then cause an allergic reaction when you eat red meat," he says. symptoms of urticaria, skin rash, nausea, headache and sneezing, his mother says he wants them to know more before the bite so they can see the doctors.
We live in a beautiful place, just take precautions, says Amber.
Good news? Aydin's mother says she can eat red meat again. She just hopes that telling their story might help another family
Amber says the symptoms of her son are not immediate after they have been bitten by the torture. Dr. Gregory says it can take five to six hours before you see any symptoms.
Buzz a spray and check for ticks after being outdoors can help. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor.
You can learn more about Lone Star ticks and tick diseases on the CDC website here.