Do you have any idea what’s in a tick? Have you ever thought about it? I didn’t know until my entire family was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease. As I began researching Lyme disease to my horror I discovered that one single tick can carry hundreds of pathogens, some worse than others.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and what I have stated here is only my opinion based on my research. Seek out a knowledgeable Lyme Literate Physician who can better help you. Visit ILADS
Babesiosis, most often referred to as Babesia, is considered one of the most tenacious and dangerous co-infections to Lyme Disease and is now one of the most common tick-borne co-infections. [Read more…]
Ticks are often called dirty needles because of the number of infections they can transmit. While most people may only be concerned about Lyme disease, ticks can transmit many infections at one time. Co-infections are often not considered when a tick bite or infection has been suspected. Unfortunately, most doctors are not even aware that these co-infections exist and may misdiagnose symptoms as something else. The CDC however, does keep a registry of many of these coinfections but the problem is, these infections are not being diagnosed. [Read more…]