Tick Bite Kit and Instructions

Fine point tweezers (or other tick removal device)

Bottle of Bandits oil or Thieves oil

Bottle of Andrographis tincture

Bentonite clay

Bandage & tape, or large bandaid

Homeopathic Ledum Palustre 30c

Astragalus capsules

Proper way to safely remove a tick from your skin:

1. Grab the tick close to the skin with fine point tweezers

2. Pull straight up and away from the skin with even pressure.

3. Do not twist or jerk the tick, as this can lead to mouth parts remaining in the skin.

4. Do not piss off the tick by applying heat or vaseline or alcohol. That can lead to more bacteria entering your body.

5. If any pieces of the tick remain embedded in the skin, do your best to get all of it out.

6. Wash the bite site with soap and water, and dry it

Put a drop or two of Bandits Oil* placed directly into the site of the tick bite.

Put 1-2 drops andrographis tincture directly into the site of the tick bite.

Meanwhile, mix bentonite clay with a small amount of water, which you apply over the site of the tick bite.

Cover the clay with a bandage so that it stays in place for 12-24 hours.


Take homeopathic Ledum Palustre 30c by placing 1-2 pellets under your tongue, and allow to melt. Do not touch the pellets; simply drop them from the container under your tongue. Repeat three times a day for 7 days total.


IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A CURRENT LYME INFECTION:

Take astragalus 3,000 mg a day for 7-28 days, then reduce dose to 1,000 mg per day, for the duration of tick season.

Consult with your medical provider regarding treatment with antibiotics, especially if you develop a rash or other symptoms of Lyme infection.


IF YOU DO HAVE AN ACTIVE LYME INFECTION, AND ARE IN TREATMENT AT THE TIME OF THE TICK BITE:

Do NOT take astragalus.

Repeat the homeopathic Ledum Palustre dose every 8 hours for 24 hours only.

If you are off Eleuthero at the time of the tick bite, go back on the eleuthero right after the new tick bite. The date of the new tick bite will be your new restart date for eleuthero.

Continue taking all of the other medicines you are taking.

Optional: Send the tick to the Tick Lab at University of Maine Orono. For $15 the lab will test ticks for the organisms that cause Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, and Babesiosis. Information on tick testing can be found https://extension.umaine.edu/ticks/submit/

https://ticktesting.umaine.edu/entersample.php

https://ticktesting.umaine.edu/submissioninstructions.php


Information on seasonal tick risks can be found here.


* Thieves oil, cinnamon bark essential oil, clove bud essential oil, or oregano essential oil can be used instead of Bandits oil



Claire Mortimer, FNP Many Paths to Healing, LLC Blue Hill, Maine