When it comes to lyme disease, it is imperative that we really understand what we are dealing with here because it is so complex and must be dealt with ASAP. So what to do first and foremost is BE AWARE.
Here’s a few important things to keep in mind:
- According to Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, it is no longer accurate to simply call lyme a “tick-borne” disease, as studies are showing that mosquitos, fleas, spiders, mites, and more ALSO can carry lyme disease. So just because you didn’t get bitten by a tick, doesn’t mean you weren’t infected. Always be on the lookout.
- According to the CDC, lyme disease is the FASTEST GROWING VECTOR-BORNE, INFECTIOUS DISEASE in the USA. – See more quick facts about lyme.
- One of the biggest symptoms you’ll notice in the case of lyme disease is INSOMNIA, as well as other neurological ailments such as headaches and a variety of other pains. However, lyme cannot be judged by symptoms alone since they are so varied. Read more on common symptoms.
- You will NEED to take a test for diagnosis, but even that is not always absolutely conclusive because many tests are not set up to recognize the presence of lyme and often mistakenly produce a negative test result. Read more info on how to properly diagnose lyme.
When you have been bitten by an insect that could have infected you with lyme, it is so important that you act quickly and cover all your bases. Lyme is a very dynamic disease, and so also must your counterattack be. Since you are AWARE that infection is quite likely and can come from a variety of things, the second step to helping your body keep lyme at bay is that you have got to ATTACK it before it attacks you.
The Plan of Attack:
1. Apply a poultice at the location of the bite.
Poultices are rather “folksy” sounding, but simple as they are, it’s an easy way to hopefully extract toxins from the bite site using things you could already have around the house, allowing you to take immediate action. There are all sorts of poultices you can do.
A few options we like are:
a) A Lymogen and baking soda poultice. Very simple and most households already have baking soda on hand. For that matter, if you happen to already have Borrelogenand/or Microbojen on hand, those would work too instead of Lymogen.
b) A Lymogen and activated charcoal poultice. Activated charcoal is effective in this situation, as it is said to reduce absorption of poisonous substances by 60%. Get some here.
c) Both! Alternating the poultice you use every 3 hours or so could be beneficial.
d) Read more options here!
Use Lymogen instead of water because it was designed to help the body heal itself due to the Bartonella bacteria as well as all of the various U.S. and European strains of Lyme Borrelia, and all the normal Lyme co-infections.
- Make a thick paste with the powder or charcoal and JN remedy (i.e. Lymogen, Microbojen, etc).
- Apply directly to the wound or place between two layers of cloth and apply the cloth to the wound (depending on the cloth and the wound). Leave for 20 minutes to 3 hours as needed and repeat as necessary.
2. Take Lymogen internally.
3. Take Allermac internally and apply externally at bite site for the allergic reaction.
Dear Dr. Sara, I wanted to share my professional and personal experience with Lymogen. My son was bitten by an insect on his neck which welted up painfully and was slow to heal. Two weeks later he developed malaise and body ache with very high fevers. Not remembering the bite I treated him with what I had on hand suspecting flu, Virogen. He also took epsom salt baths with hydrogen peroxide every night. Over three days he didn’t respond much. On morning of fourth day he awoke with the telltale sign of borreliosis, the bull’s eye rash over the bite site. I started him immediately on Lymogen and Neuro Antitoxic Musculoskeletal. By the time I got him to the pediatric’s office less than 30 hours later, he was 50% improved. In three more days he had resolved his most acute symptoms. One week later he was back running around as usual. He continued with Lymogen for 2 more weeks. Most impressive response!! Second experience is with a patient who had had history of Lyme and was in remission. He was bit by a deer tick 3 weeks ago and was unable to get in for a treatment but was complaining of acute weakness and malaise. I had run into a family member who told me how ashen he looked. I gave them a bottle of Lymogen as it was all I had and told them to have him take a dropperful 3x daily. I just saw his mother-in-law today who told me he was back to himself after a week on this incredible formula. What a quick turn around!!
Dr. Joann M
Step 3 for what to do after getting bitten by a possible lyme-carrier is DETOXING. You are aware of the signs and severity of the situation and you’ve attacked the infection. Now you must help your body get all those toxins etc out of the body. As Dr. Rachel West says, “Detoxification is important because it strengthens the body’s immune system and helps the body’s biochemical processes function efficiently so that we are better able to digest the nutrients in our foods. Detoxification has also been shown to be helpful with cholitis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, auto-immune disease, immune deficiency states, autism, ADD and ADHD.”
A few great ways to remove toxins from the body are as follows:
Neuro-Antitox II– The main ingredient, Silphium, has been shown through clinical research to be possibly the greatest anti-neurotoxin substance found to date. Silphium is thought to breakdown and/or bind microbial neurotoxins. It has demonstrated stellar results in the elimination of the primary toxins released by Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative microbe in Lyme disease, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS and over 350 neuro-toxic illnesses.
Molybdenum– This is a trace mineral that can dramatically aid in the detoxification of the toxins caused by the dysfunction of multiple tissues in chronic illness.
Hydrogen Peroxide and Epsom Salt Baths– Not only does this bath detoxify the body and relieve pain, but it seems to also stop many infections quickly and help the body regain balance.
Infrared Saunas– Researchers have long told us how the body sweats out toxic substances, including heavy metals. As long as you maintain proper hydration, the more you safely sweat, the more toxins you’ll expel from your body. And what is one of the safest and most effective methods for inducing a detoxifying sweat? A sauna, of course. In sauna detox, your body sweats out numerous toxins through pores. But not all sweats are the same; and neither are all saunas.
It is believed that Sunlighten saunas are seven times more effective than a traditional sauna. It is commonly thought that sweat from traditional saunas is 95 to 97% water with salt making up a part of the rest. Far infrared saunas are believed to be more effective in moving toxins through the skin than traditional saunas because in a far infrared sauna only 80 to 85% of the sweat is water with the non-water portion being cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, toxic heavy metals, sulfuric acid, sodium, ammonia and uric acid. Check out Sunlighten Saunas…
Take a look at our Detox page for more great ideas!
PRO TIP: Take the Online VCS Screening Test to measure your ability to see details at low contrast levels to be used as a nonspecific test of neurological function. The results of the test can then be used as an aid in the diagnosis of visual system dysfunction, which can be a symptom of lyme.
You’ve diligently built up your body’s defenses and detoxed to get anything potentially harmful out. The 4th step in the prevention of developing lyme disease after getting bitten by a likely lyme courier is to repeat and observe. Consistency is key here. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for several days and weeks after the bite. In addition to that, it is vital that you be on the lookout for symptoms as the days or weeks go by. Lyme disease is no joke and is very tricky to get under control. The longer it goes unnoticed or untreated, the more difficult it’s going to be to get rid of and the more havoc it will wreak on a body. So without living in fear of lyme, just be paying attention to how your body acts and keep helping your body
defend itself with powerful remedies, therapies, and detoxification processes.
Keep a Good Lookout:
- I highly recommend filling out this
Lyme-MSIDS Questionnaire by Dr. Horowitz to help determine if you’ve developed lyme disease or not.
- Keep a journal of anything you notice that is different from how your body usually acts.