Natural Treatments for Tick Bites, Lyme Disease, & Co-Infections in Humans and Pets | Homeopathy Store
Remedies With the Lyme Nosode Borrelia & Coinfection Nosodes for Tick Bite Protection and Relief
Summer is just around the corner, and with the warmer weather not only beautiful flowers and butterflies emerge. Unfortunately, irritable insects and dangerous ticks also make their appearance. While ticks can be harmless, many ticks today are carriers of serious diseases. In addition, ticks are no longer just found in forests and on hiking trails, but are becoming more common in public parks and suburban backyards. And this year, experts are warning that an unusually mild winter may bring out a greater number of ticks than usual.
Ticks have been receiving nationwide attention as the number of people and pets affected by tick-related viral and bacterial illnesses has grown. The incidence of Lyme disease is three times higher now than when it was first identified towards the end of the last century, and more information about the long-term effects of untreated Lyme disease has become available. This is why many people are looking for natural ways to protect themselves and their pets from tick bites during tick season and to supplement other forms of treatment when a tick bite has been discovered.
Tick Bite Balance I — Before a Tick Bite & during Tick Season
Tick Bite Balance I is a natural mouth spray that helps you prepare yourself and your pet for tick season and a tick bite by strengthening the immune system so it can more successfully resist common infectious diseases carried by ticks.
Tick Bite Balance I
It contains important single remedies, such as Ledum Palustre and Rhus Tox, noted in homeopathy for their healing qualities linked to bites by external parasites and insects. It includes the Lyme nosode Borrelia Burgdorferi, nosodes of other known tick-borne viruses and bacteria such as Encephalitis (Inflammation of the brain), Coxiella Burnetii (Q Fever), and Rickettsia Rickettsii (Rocky Mountain spotted fever), and natural antibacterial and antiinflammatory remedies.
Tick Bite Balance I is taken once daily for one week at the start of tick season and then weekly until the end of the summer. It is safe and ideal for use all summer and recommended for everyone who spends time outdoors in wooded and grassy areas for work, sports, gardening, or walking the dog. It is formulated for humans and pets and is vegan, lactose-free, sugar-free, and kosher certified by KOF-K.
Tick Bite Balance II — After a Tick Bite
Tick Bite Balance II contains the same immune-boosting and infection-fighting ingredients as Tick Bite Balance I but in stronger potencies. In the event of a tick bite, it is taken 3 times a day for up to 2 weeks. The dosage is repeated after a month if symptoms can still be felt. Like Tick Bite Balance I, it is safe for you and your pet and side effect free.
Both remedies are made with 80% steam-distilled water and 20% organic alcohol. For children under 13 and/or to avoid the alcohol, spray one dose (3 squirts) in 1/8 cup of warm, filtered water. Let liquid sit in open air for 20 minutes for the alcohol to evaporate.
Tick Bite Balance II
Tick Bite Balance I & II are available as a combo pack so you can have both —your natural tick protection and tick bite relief remedy — on hand when you need them.
Tick Bite Balance I & II
Common Ticks & their Habitats
Ticks are found on every continent of the world. They are most active in warm, humid weather, which is from April to September in most of North America. While immature ticks mainly bite birds and small mammals, most adult ticks prefer larger mammals such as deer, dogs, and humans. Dog owners, hikers, or anyone who lives in an area with a high tick population should be wary of these little arachnids who frequent long grasses, forests, and shrubbery.
The blacklegged tick, also known as the deer tick and host to Lyme disease, is found in the Northeast and upper Midwest of North America. The American dog tick, or wood tick, which carries Rocky Mountain spotted fever is found in California and the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains, while the brown dog tick, the most commonly found tick on dogs, appears worldwide.
Natural Tick Prevention Tips
Ticks cannot survive in dry heat. They seek the warm, humid conditions that piles of leaves, long grass, and forest debris provide.
- Keep the lawn trimmed under 3 inches and clear debris and clutter from the edges of the property. Rock walls and untidy piles of wood attract mice, which harbor ticks in the larval stage.
- Stay in the middle of trails when hiking and out of overgrown areas.
- Wear light-colored clothing which covers the skin, even tucking pants into socks can reduce the chance of a tick bite.
- Check the skin immediately after hiking, as tick removal is much easier if the ticks have not had a chance to latch on. Check your family after visiting parks or forests, especially during the warm months and if the weather has been humid. Ticks will often travel to an area with thinner skin before biting. Check behind the ears and the hairline, the head itself, the armpits, groin, waist, and behind the knees. Bacterial transmission occurs after several hours (24-36 hrs) of a tick’s feeding, so locating and removing ticks as soon as possible is an important part of protecting yourself and your pets from tick-borne illnesses.
- Put hiking clothes and gear in the dryer for 10 minutes on high heat or on low heat for an hour and a half to kill lingering ticks.
- Dogs should be checked daily for ticks as part of their daily grooming routine, paying special attention to around and inside the ears.
- Pet toys and beds should be checked regularly and also put in the dryer to kill lingering ticks.
Correct removal of feeding ticks can help avoid further complications and infection. Methods such as suffocating the tick with oil or holding a match close to the tick to burn it off are neither effective nor safe and antagonizing the tick can make it burrow deeper into the skin or release more secretions into the bite. Instead, the CDC suggests the following method for correctly removing a tick:
- Using a pair of fine point tweezers, grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible, taking care not to squeeze the body of the tick, which could encourage transmission of bacteria-infected fluid into the bite.
- Pull firmly at a 90 degree angle to the skin until the tick comes off.
- Pick out any remaining pieces of the tick’s head from the skin and disinfect the bite and tweezers with soap and water, iodine solution, or rubbing alcohol.
- Make a note on the calendar when a tick is removed and be alert for the next few weeks for common signs of infection, such as a rash at the bite site (the rash for Lyme disease is in a bull's eye shape), fever and chills, unusual fatigue and pains in the joints and muscles. See a doctor at the first sign of an infection.
- Preserve the tick in a small zip-top bag, closed jar, or optimally submerged in grain alcohol, vodka, or brandy. This will help health care professionals identify the proper treatment if later symptoms of a tick-borne illness appear. Some medical centers also encourage local residents to send in tick specimens for examination to enable researchers to identify which tick-borne diseases are present in the region.
From now till June 30, 2017, use coupon code TICKREMEDIES and receive 5% off both tick bite remedies and the combo pack listed above.
Please note: Product descriptions grounded in natural healing practices. They have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.