Friday, 13 July 2018

Tick Check Zones

How to Remove a Tick

  1. First, try to ignore the super-mom adrenaline pumping through your body!
  2. Approach the tick from the side with device or tweezers.
  3. Slide the notched tick removal device underneath the base of the tick head and the skin. If using tweezers, apply them firmly as close to the mouth/skin as possible.
  4. With a firm, slight lifting motion, gently spin the tick remover until the tick detaches itself. If using tweezers, pull up firmly but continuously. Don’t jerk or twist.
  5. Put the tick in a sealed bag, mark it with the date, and put it in the freezer. This kills it and saves it for identification if symptoms come up.
  6.  Make sure that there are no tick parts left embedded in the skin. If there are, pulling it out with tweezers like a splinter or using a drawing salve can be helpful.
  7.  Wash the area with soap and water and apply an antimicrobial to the area. Diluted lavender or germ-fighting essential oil blend are both good options.
Chances are all will be well if caught early and handled properly, but here’s what to look for:

Symptoms of Tick-Borne Illness

According to the CDC, possible symptoms of a tick-borne illness are:
  • a relapsing fever and chills (flu-like symptoms)
  • achy joints or muscle aches
  • headache
  • fatigue
  • a large circular rash that looks like a bulls-eye around the bite site (called erythema migrans)
The bullseye rash doesn’t always occur, so it is important to check for other symptoms.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Stand up for what you believe in even if you are standing alone

Please stand with me in the fight for recognition of Tick Borne Diseases

Sophia Magdalena Scholl (9 May 1921 – 22 February 1943) was a German student and anti-Nazi political activist, active within the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany.[1][2]
She was convicted of high treason after having been found distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich (LMU) with her brother, Hans. As a result, she was executed by guillotine. Since the 1970s, Scholl has been extensively commemorated for her anti-Nazi resistance work.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

The weather is warming up, and you know what that means: Ticks

The weather is warming up, and you know what that means: Ticks - and along with them, tick borne diseases - will be out in full force.
Be honest: Who’s still removing ticks with a lit match, fingernail polish or petroleum jelly? Yeah, that’s a surefire way to help the tick deposit more disease. The best way to kick the tick? Grasp it as close to the skin as possible with tweezers and pull the tick’s body out with a steady motion.
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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Listen to LDN Prescribers, Researchers, Pharmacists from around the world!

What is LDN?
Naltrexone is in a class of drug known as an opiate antagonists. Its normal use is in treating addiction to opiate drugs such as heroin or morphine. The dose used for this purpose is usually between 50 and 300 mg daily. Low-dose Naltrexone (LDN) has been used in the treatment of autoimmune diseases in the USA since 1985, but is relatively new in the United Kingdom and Europe. Despite the fact that the drug is used at a very low dose, the occurrence of significant introductory or long term side effects cannot be excluded.  This method was devised and subsequently developed by the late Dr Bernard Bihari, M.D., a physician from New York, USA who passed away May 16, 2010. Dr Bihari was qualified in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology, and we hope to honour him by continuing his pioneering work.
Suggested Method of Therapy Your doctor will usually start treatment at an ultra-low dose and increase this gradually over a period of weeks – until you are stable and side effect free. The starting dose can vary from 0.5mg to 1.5mg – and is usually increased over 4 - 8 weeks to 4.5mg or higher. Some doctors increase this to twice daily, for certain medical conditions. For Autoimmune Diseases, patients typically start at 1mg and increase to 4.5mg daily over a period of 4 weeks. However, for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia, the starting dose is usually 0.5mg and is increased by 0.5mg a week until a daily dose of 4.5mg is reached. For Cancer, LDN can be taken at similar doses, but must be avoided the week before and the week after cancer chemotherapy. This does not include a drug called tamoxifen or daily medications for prostate cancer.