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Old 16 July 2017, 21:55
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Old 17 July 2017, 01:14
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Plant these buggers in the yard
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrethrum
You can make your own insecticide out of the plants, for clothes et al
http://www.livingwithbugs.com/permethrin_pyrethrum.html
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Old 17 July 2017, 05:18
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The scientific community has developed a forecasting methodology for ticks. The larger the population of white footed mice, correlates with more ticks.

Up here in the NE they are everywhere. One of my friends actually lost sight in one eye from Lyme. Eventually it came back, but only after many months, and far too many pirate jokes.
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Old 25 July 2017, 17:21
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I'm in my third day of fever/chills and body aches. Started late in the day after being outside all afternoon. Yesterday it was off and on all day. Last night sweated like a mofo. Woke up feeling pretty good but feeling worse now. Funny thing is I didn't find the bite until today. I guess you could call it a bullseye but it's only white in the very center with an elongated area of redness on my thigh. Guess I'll hit up the doc in the morning. Frankly I'm surprised it took this long. I'm alway finding the damn things between working in the woods, garden and running the mutts. I probably have 6-8 attachments each season. I couldn't even guess at how many ticks I find on me or the wife and the dogs. Gotta love country living.
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Old 25 July 2017, 17:28
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I'm in my third day of fever/chills and body aches. Started late in the day after being outside all afternoon. Yesterday it was off and on all day. Last night sweated like a mofo. Woke up feeling pretty good but feeling worse now. Funny thing is I didn't find the bite until today. I guess you could call it a bullseye but it's only white in the very center with an elongated area of redness on my thigh. Guess I'll hit up the doc in the morning. Frankly I'm surprised it took this long. I'm alway finding the damn things between working in the woods, garden and running the mutts. I probably have 6-8 attachments each season. I couldn't even guess at how many ticks I find on me or the wife and the dogs. Gotta love country living.
I am just behind you with 3-5 attachments a year. It is only a matter of time before I have one stay on long enough to get me.
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Old 25 July 2017, 20:37
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Frankly I'm surprised it took this long.
I've long thought, semi-seriously, that I should do every month through the summer: a week of doxy for the dogs for ricksettsials, a week of amoxi for leptospirosis, and then a week of doxy for me for the ticks I haven't found.

The last few years we've seen dogs with no travel history that have seroconverted to Ehrlichia sp. and RMSF in addition to the 'usual' Lyme and Anaplasma. Not clear if they are clinical at the time for these, but we're usually working up FUO and/or BM suppression issues.
One of our clients is a wildlife biologist specializing in tick pops and diseases; he says Maine ticks light up like the 4th of July when their GI tracts are subjected to IFA; even he has no idea how many nasties are in there. His current focus is Powassan.

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Old 25 July 2017, 23:15
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^^^^ Just treated one of the dogs for Anaplasmosis a couple months ago.

Awhile back I asked my PCP at the VA clinic if I should get tested. She said they don't test for Lyme unless there's a bullseye rash. I question how much help I'm going to get there. Probably end up going back to the local urgent care and pay $250.00 to get a prescription. More if they want to test first. PITA.
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^^^^ Just treated one of the dogs for Anaplasmosis a couple months ago.

Awhile back I asked my PCP at the VA clinic if I should get tested. She said they don't test for Lyme unless there's a bullseye rash. I question how much help I'm going to get there. Probably end up going back to the local urgent care and pay $250.00 to get a prescription. More if they want to test first. PITA.
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Old 26 July 2017, 23:02
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I was pleasantly surprised. They gave me an exam I guess to rule out the flu and gave me the Rx. 21 days of doxycycline. It probably helped that I went from normal to feverish to shivering in front of her.
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^^^^ Just treated one of the dogs for Anaplasmosis a couple months ago.

Awhile back I asked my PCP at the VA clinic if I should get tested. She said they don't test for Lyme unless there's a bullseye rash. I question how much help I'm going to get there. Probably end up going back to the local urgent care and pay $250.00 to get a prescription. More if they want to test first. PITA.
I pulled a embedded tick off. Went to urgent care VAMC since I lived far away the Doc gave me the antibiotics to be safe.
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