Author: Jamie

Early Lyme Disease Symptoms in a 3 Year Old Child

(This image shows my 3-year-old son’s back 5-and-a-half weeks after he was bitten by a tick in County Galway, Ireland. These hives were one of his first symptoms of Lyme disease.) Here’s the Complete List of My 3-Year-Old Child’s Early Lyme Disease Symptoms My child’s Lyme disease symptoms have always been very different from my own. I have read that children’s Lyme symptoms often manifest differently. For this reason, I’m listing my 3-year-old son’s symptoms in case they can prove helpful to other parents. My son was bitten in County Galway, Ireland on July 2, 2015. I removed the...

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Free Tick Testing – Dead or Alive

Got ticks? Want to know which diseases the ticks near you are carrying? The Bay Area Lyme Foundation is offering FREE tick testing, whether the ticks or dead or alive. The goal is to better map WHERE Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections are occurring in the United States.   Click here for free tick testing details >>   Right now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that Lyme disease does NOT occur nationwide, but they also admitted to diagnosing only ONE TENTH of the number of new cases each year (they admitted the actual number...

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Lyme Disease in Calaveras County and the Sierra Nevadas

Lyme Disease Is Present and Growing in Calaveras County and the Western Sierra Nevada Mountains One of my local friends has just told me that a member of her family from Calaveras County believes he has chronic Lyme disease. He had a tick bite several years ago, started antibiotics 2 days after the bite (his doctor only had him on antibiotics for less than a month, in spite of continued symptoms and a bull’s eye rash), and has not felt himself since then. He lost 20 pounds very early on, and attributed it to the antibiotics. Ever since that...

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Another Tick Bite in Ireland Followed by Lyme Disease

My 3-year-old son, William, got a tick bite in Ireland (County Galway) on July 2, 2015. We’re from California, but were traveling in Ireland for a month during the summer. I’d gotten a tick bite in Ireland (County Kerry) about 2 weeks before, and had since become very paranoid about ticks. I did “tick checks” a few times a day after we’d been outside. We stayed OUT of long grass entirely. I didn’t know much about Lyme disease at that time, but I DID know that I didn’t want to put him at risk for it. It was one...

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A New Diagnostic Technique for Detecting Lyme Disease Could Involve Your Genes

This is a really interesting study published by researchers at UC San Francisco and Johns Hopkins in February 2016. In addition to highlighting what could potentially be a new diagnostic test for Lyme Disease (i.e., looking at the genetic signature of a patient’s white blood cells), the study reveals sobering statistics about exactly how long a person has to seek treatment before a more chronic form of Lyme disease ensues. Find the Full Text of the Study Here Regarding This Potential New Diagnostic Test for Lyme Disease For reference, here is a link to the full text of the...

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