Tick and Vector Borne Diseases
Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment Information
Lyme and tick borne diseases can be a minor inconvenience or a life time struggle. Treating aggressively and quickly can help make the difference in the final outcome.
The old "wait and see if you get sick approach" after exposure to ticks is NOT advised. The discredited "one-dose of doxycycline cures Lyme disease" theory, promoted by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), is also NOT advised.
If you suspect you've been exposed to ticks or other disease carrying vectors, please contact your health care professional and be properly treated- do not delay! It may help to take information from this site to your appointment with you because we want you to...
Get it Right, Treat the Bite!
We recommend Dr. Joseph Burrascao's Advanced Topic's in Lyme Disease. To date, it is the most accurate and widely used diagnostic and treatment protocol for people with acute and chronic Lyme and tick borne diseases. The entire document can be located at the following site- click HERE
JOSEPH J. BURRASCANO JR., M.D.
ADVANCED TOPICS IN LYME DISEASE
DIAGNOSTIC HINTS AND TREATMENT GUIDELINES FOR LYME AND OTHER TICK BORNE ILLNESSES
Sixteenth Edition Copyright October, 2008
*Note- Please ask your own doctor about tick and vector borne diseases and viruses, including: Anaplasma, Ehrlichiosis, STARI, Borrelia miyamotoi, Bartonella (various strains), Babesia microti, Babesia duncani, Tularemia (rabbit fever), Histoplasmosis, Leptospirosis, Morgellons, Brucellosis, Epstein Barr, Parvovirus B-19, Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdorferi), STARI or Master's Disease (Borrelia lonestari), Anaplasmosis, Q-Fever, Salmonella, Leptospirosis, Trichinosis, the newly discovered Spotted Fever (Borrelia amblyommii), and Mycoplasmas. Epstein Barr virus and Herpes viruses are often found (original or reactivated?) in patients with tick and vector borne infections.
These infections, especially when not detected, can complicate or be counter productive to your health and treatment protocols.