Every day in the Spring and Summer months people are finding ticks on themselves or their children and panic because they don’t know what to do. I remember that feeling when I found ticks on my daughters years ago.
Dr. Ray Charles Jones made available a printable to help parents and doctors know the best treatment for early tick bites. I took his treatment recommendations and made an easy to read chart and turned into a printable that could be taken to the doctor. I added some quick facts about Lyme and of course the link to ILADS and where to find their guidelines. UPDATED: Please see below for Natural Treatment Options!
Print Your How To Treat A Tick Bite here.
Remember that most doctors follow the IDSA recommendations for treating tick bites and Lyme disease. That means they take an extremely conservative approach and may want to just wait and see if any symptoms occur.
This approach can be detrimental to your health as it was for my 3 daughters.
I always tell people that treating aggressively, in the beginning, could save you years of chronic illness and hundreds of thousands of dollars in out of pocket expenses.
Please learn your tick facts, learn about Lyme disease and co-infections and be prepared before you are facing a tick bite or unexplained symptoms caused by Lyme disease.
Be aware that even if you go to the doctor prepared you may get the runaround and walk out of the doctor’s office without the necessary treatment.
Don’t give up, ask around and find someone who is willing to treat whether with antibiotics or holistic treatment but don’t let it go and hope that everything will be fine. You’ll be glad you took your health into your own hands.