How to Remove a Tick Correctly
Every home needs a TICK KIT including:
1) Sharp tweezers
2) Rubbing alcohol wipes
3) Zip lock bag
5) This graphic!
Keep your Tick Kit with your First Aid Kit so you don't have to search for these items when you need them most!
What if the head breaks off?
It is recommended that you remove the head. If you cannot do it, visit a walk in medical center to have it removed. Ask for the head to include it with the body for testing (see testing labs below). For more information: https://www.healthline.com/health/tick-removal#complications
"Global Lyme Alliance developed a peer-to-peer mentor support program; a free resource for people who are affected by Lyme disease and/or other tick-borne illness. Lyme patients, caregivers, and family members who have questions or just need to talk can connect with someone who has already “been there” and can provide support and hope. Peer mentors are people who have been diagnosed with Lyme disease and/or other tick-borne illness or are caring for someone who has and understands what you are going through."
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These books were recommended by those in the Lyme community.
Unlocking Lyme: Myths, Truths, & Practical Solutions for Chronic Lyme Disease, William Rawls, MD
Chronic: The Hidden Cause of the Autoimmune Pandemic and How to Get Healthy Again, Steven Phillips, MD and Dana Parish
Toxic, Dr. Neil Nathan
Why Can't I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease: Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease, Dr. Richard Horowitz
How Can I Get Better?: An Action Plan for Treating Resistant Lyme & Chronic Disease, Dr. Richard Horowitz
Healing Lyme: Natural Healing of Lyme Borreliosis and the Coinfections Chlamydia and Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis, 2nd Edition, Stephen Harrod Buhner and Dr. Neil Nathan M.D.
Love, Hope, Lyme: What Family Members, Partners, and Friends Who Love a Chronic Lyme Survivor Need to Know, Fred Diamond
Saving a tick is one of the best weapons you have in the fight against Lyme Disease. Private testing of the tick will inform you of any tick borne illnesses it carries. Time is of the essence when you are diagnosed with Lyme.
In 2021 Partner in Lyme will begin limited tick testing reimbursement (up to $100.00) based on financial need.
If you are in need of mobility equipment or adaptive devices, please contact:
Emma Davis Medical Equipment Ministry provides free equipment. Located in Milford.
Collins Medical Equipment offers a 10% discount to Partner in Lyme Awardees. They offer a wide range of medical equipment, house fixtures and pain management options for those with Lyme. We are grateful for their partnership.
Disabled Parking Permit Application for State of CT
Lyme Disease symptoms may qualify you for a temporary parking permit in the state of Connecticut. Print this form and bring it with you to your doctor for a signature. Contact your local DMV office to make an appointment.