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This evening I found a tick on DH's neck, that he must have gotten this past weekend while we were camping. It was a really little one, like less than 1/8 inch across. I used a hot match head to kill the tick and then carefully pulled it out (puke), and it seemed intact. There is nothing left on DH's neck, I think I was careful enough that I got the whole tick.<br><br>
My question is: With all the talk about Lyme Disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and such, what should my DH do to be sure he does not get these things? Should he go get antibiotics? Should he go to the doctor at all? Are there warning signs to watch for? Please advise! Thanks so much in advance.
 

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Here is some info.<br><br><a href="http://www.emedicinehealth.com/ticks/page3_em.htm" target="_blank">http://www.emedicinehealth.com/ticks/page3_em.htm</a>
 

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Better info here: <a href="http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org/drbguide200509.pdf" target="_blank">Dr. Burrascano's Treatment Guidelines</a> - this guy is involved with ILADS, the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society. He speaks at conferences all over the world & is considered one of teh top leading docs. He also uses compllimentary holistic approaches, along with abx treatment.<br><br>
If your DH sees a doctor, please have him print this out, all 40 pages of it & take it with him. Doctors are severely undereducated about Lyme & other TBD.<br>
If you end up needing to find an LLMD (Lyme literate medical doctor) to Lymenet.org but don't read the forums, just go to "find a doctor" & post that you are ISO a doctor in your area, someone will PM you with a name.<br><br>
If you ever need to remove a tick in the future, don't ever burn it again, it causes the tick to expel all of its stomach contents into the person, including all of the bacteria. Just grasp the head with tweezers & pull it straight out. The guidelines posted above will also tell you how to properly remove the tick.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Better info here: <a href="http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org/drbguide200509.pdf" target="_blank">Dr. Burrascano's Treatment Guidelines</a> - this guy is involved with ILADS, the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society. He speaks at conferences all over the world & is considered one of teh top leading docs. He also uses compllimentary holistic approaches, along with abx treatment.<br><br>
If your DH sees a doctor, please have him print this out, all 40 pages of it & take it with him. Doctors are severely undereducated about Lyme & other TBD.<br>
If you end up needing to find an LLMD (Lyme literate medical doctor) to Lymenet.org but don't read the forums, just go to "find a doctor" & post that you are ISO a doctor in your area, someone will PM you with a name.<br><br>
If you ever need to remove a tick in the future, don't ever burn it again, it causes the tick to expel all of its stomach contents into the person, including all of the bacteria. Just grasp the head with tweezers & pull it straight out. The guidelines posted above will also tell you how to properly remove the tick.</div>
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yeah that!
 
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