Closer than you Know… LD Awareness Photos

May 10, 2012   //   by nadine   //   LYME DISEASE AWARENESS PHOTO PROJECT  //  11 Comments

Day 9 : Lyme Disease Awareness Photos

MYTH: Lyme disease is a rare disease. | This statement is FALSE! Lyme Disease is more common than you know.


The Centers for Disease Control says more than 20,000 people get Lyme Disease every year, and the numbers keep rising! It’s very common for people to be misdiagnosed; the common misdiagnoses are Chronic fatigue syndrome, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and even Multiple sclerosis. While others receive no diagnosis as all and are told it’s all in their head. The subjects of the documentary “Under Our Skin” have been incorrectly diagnosed with the above diagnoses, before they discover that it actually was the bacteria that causes Lyme disease was the culprit. You can see the trailor of the movie below or  read the article on abc news.

Don’t let this happen to you. Protect yourself and your family from Ticks!



  • Why oil and not water? I saw a device brefoe that had rollers in it with a mouse attractant and the mice would walk through the rollers. The rollers would apply a pesticide to the mice that would ultimately kill the ticks.

    • The essence it does not gaaeuntre anything if possible get weeks of prophylactic antibiotics after tick bite ask you doctor to take the info in id say time is of prophylactic antibiotics after.The last few months study or you would like more info in the efficacy of prophylactic antibiotics after tick bite ask you doctor to take this precaution although it to give you can online and take the study or 100mg doses of doxy and if necessary to give you as minimum or.

  • Our 2 puppies got it this year and, as far as I can tell, they are bug-free so far. I can’t say wehther this is because of Frontline or because there are no fleas in surroundings but, until evidence to the contrary emerges, I will give Frontline the credit. The makers claim that Frontline Plus kills all fleas and prevents re-infestation for up to one month. For paralysis tick’ protection, bi-weekly application is recommended but results are not guaranteed. The product comes in a number of pipettes’ that contain an oily-sticky liquid that is applied on the back of the dog’s neck’s, on the skin (must part the coat until the skin is visible). The makers recommend monthly applications. I found it easy to treat the dogs. Given the relatively high price of this product, I’ve been using one pipette for our 2 puppies. As they are now big, this may no longer be an option but I can see how this option could be a money saver for anyone who has 2 not so large’ dogs. I am taking one star away because of the ridiculously high price.

  • Great article. I’m experiencing many of these issues as well..

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    • First, you need to identify the tick. If it porves to be a deer tick (aka: black-legged tick) officially refered to as Ixodes scapularis’, you can proceed with pursuing testing for Lyme, though any imbedded tick of this type found on you in an area where Lyme is a problem, should be considered a high-risk bite that most likely needs immediate antibiotic therapy (Don’t Wait for the test results, Olga! See your doc NOW!)As far as getting that Tick tested, either look up or call your local county’s Dept. of Health Human Services. Also, a call to the nearest University’s Co-op Extension Service is often fruitfull.There is usually atleast One lab in each state in the Northeast U.S. that will test the tick [for the presence of the Borrelia Burgdorferi bacteria] but they usually charge somewhere around $45 to $75/ tick often only accept the ticks via express shipment at the beginning of the week. You can usually order up a kit in advance to ship the sick tick to em.Don’t expect the results right away it takes a few days to over a week. That’s it!

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