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    It is tick season. Has anybody seen any this Spring? From personal experience, if you get bit by an infected tick get proper medical attention asap. The Lyme (Borrelia) disease is fungal, viral and bacterial.
    Typically, most of the time you also get a co infection from that lovely little black bugger. There are 14 variations of Borrelia and 12 variations of the typical Babesia co infection. So a blood test typically shows a false negative.
    Antibiotics alone won't cure Lyme. Local doctors here in Boise are in the dark about proper treatment. Dr. West at the West Clinic on Pocatello or Dr. Weir in Nampa can guide you in the proper direction for treatment.
    By the way, the instant the tick with the disease bites through your skin, you got it. Also the text book ring around the rash is only prevalent in 9% of Lyme disease patients.
    "Insights into Lyme Disease Treatment" by Strasheim is a great book to help with the healing
    Some of the symptoms of Lyme are brain fog, night sweets, lack of energy, joint pains and very low blood pressure.
    avoid the ticks and enjoy the trails this spring

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbmitch2 View Post
    By the way, the instant the tick with the disease bites through your skin, you got it.
    I don't think this is true for lyme disease, I believe it typically takes longer for the spirochete to be transmitted.

    The odds of being infected are pretty slim, but I agree with taking precautions. My field work typically involves removing dozens of ticks every summer and so far I have been fortunate to not be infected. The key is to thoroughly inspect for ticks as soon as you can and use proper removal techniques. I also put antibiotic on any bites, throw field clothes directly in the washing machine, shower as soon as I can, then reinspect later.

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    I have pulled some off my dogs but none off of me yet. I take the dogs up Harrison Hollow and Hulls Gulch.
    Ride the bike.

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    A friend of mine got one of those things on his jimmy once. Got to be the size of an avocado before he noticed it. Had to pull it off with a pair of extra large channel locks and a Scentsy candle. Unpleasant experience for him really.
    Nobody cares what kind of bike you ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedCrank View Post
    A friend of mine got one of those things on his jimmy once. Got to be the size of an avocado before he noticed it. Had to pull it off with a pair of extra large channel locks and a Scentsy candle. Unpleasant experience for him really.
    WTF - you promised we wouldn't ever speak of that. BTW - I noticed you didn't mention that you missed the tick on the first channel lock tug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedCrank View Post
    A friend of mine got one of those things on his jimmy once. Got to be the size of an avocado before he noticed it. Had to pull it off with a pair of extra large channel locks and a Scentsy candle. Unpleasant experience for him really.
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    I had 2 on my legs the other day.

    A buddy of mine claimed to have had 42, yes 42, on his legs after a ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr View Post
    I had 2 on my legs the other day.

    A buddy of mine claimed to have had 42, yes 42, on his legs after a ride.
    Holy cow, what the heck did he do? Stop and take a nap in the grass?
    Ride the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkrid View Post
    Holy cow, what the heck did he do? Stop and take a nap in the grass?
    Those weren't ticks. Those were raisins.
    Nobody cares what kind of bike you ride.

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    Saw a few in military reserve closer to the creek.

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    every doggie should have one of these hanging around its neck

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    and don't forget doggies, ticks are natures dirty needles just waiting for you to sniff 'em out...
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