Have you had a scare with ticks?

Ticks are parasites that live off of warm-blooded hosts, and some carry bacteria and viruses. Because of this, tick bites are a common concern, no matter what area of the country you live in. Especially as the weather warms up and we spend more time outside, your worry about ticks may be increased. And we understand. 

But by focusing on the things we can control, there is less fear surrounding ticks and their bites. Enjoying the outdoors while increasing your education and awareness on checking for ticks and handling their bites is the best method. And we’ve built this protocol for just that.

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After you or your little one comes in from the outdoors, it’s great to start with a quick tick-check. You can quickly and easily do this by starting at the scalp and moving your way down the body. You want to not only separate the hair and look for a visible black bulge, but you also want to feel the skin for any abnormal raising of the skin as ticks like to bury in the warmth of skin and hair.

If you find that a tick has bit you, take a deep breath. Remember, not all ticks carry disease. We’ll walk you through exactly how to handle a bite with ease…

First, use tweezers to grab it by the head and pull it out. You can place the tick in a small plastic bag and bring it to your doctor to run testing on it if you are worried about disease.

Next, apply a thick layer of
Black Drawing Salve. This product is rich in activated charcoal and bentonite clay which act as binders to any toxin left in the skin and pulls it out.

Learn how to apply it here.

After you’ve treated the topical area, start taking immune boosters. We recommend Elderberry Elixir, Immune-Aid, Cod Liver Oil, and Oyster-Min. These products are rich in vitamins A, D, and C, zinc, omega-3s, and antioxidants. These ingredients will strengthen your body’s immune system to meet and fight off anything the tick may have been carrying. 

We also recommend our Good Night Lotion to help calm the mind and body and to decrease any stress around the tick bite.

Finally, watch for a rash or a fever. If those things occur, continue with the immune support and consider a homeopathic treatment like homeopathicledum.