May is Lyme Awareness month, and we’re sharing important information and tips to help prevent, treat, and manage the condition affecting many people worldwide. Ticks are the major carriers of Lyme, and it’s important to know what to do if you get bit by one, especially as we start to spend more time outside as the weather warms up. Read on to learn how you can be prepared and create your own Tick First Aid Kit.

Items for your Tick First Aid Kit

  • Tweezers
  • NutraMedix Banderol
  • NutraMedix Cumanda
  • NutraMedix Samento
  • Bentonite Clay

Step 1: Remove the tick with tweezers. You want to be sure to get as close to the skin as possible and save the tick for testing. Learning more about the tick and any pathogens it may have carried may help you get diagnosed if necessary. Testing also helps researchers learn more about tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme, leading to more opportunities for improved treatment. Visit this site for tick testing labs.

Step 2: Wash the bite area. Clean the area you were bitten thoroughly with soap and water.

Step 3: Apply tinctures. Generously apply several drops of 3 NutraMedix tinctures: Banderol, Cumanda, and Samento, and rub into the bite area. These herbal remedies are powerful anti-Lyme, antibacterial and antifungal agents that will help support your immune system and protect against infection. Purchase all 3 tinctures on Fullscript through our discounted account.

Step 4: Prepare paste. Combine ½ tsp of Bentonite clay (buy on Amazon here) with 30 drops of each tincture to make a paste. Apply the paste to the area of the bite and leave it on for 24 hours. Mix and reapply as needed.

Taking action quickly to remove a tick and treat the bite will give you a better chance of avoiding more serious conditions such as Lyme disease. Having these key items ready ensures that you are always prepared. For more information about Lyme disease, check out our blog post.

Book a free discovery call with Cindy or Kerah at Pursue Wellness, where we can work with you to prevent, treat, and manage Lyme disease.

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