Archive for May, 2019

Websites and how to find an LLMD

Looking for a Lyme Literate doctor (LLMD)? Visit – www.ILADS.org – International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society and navigate to “Provider Search”.

You can reach me at LymeAware1@gmail.com with questions.

www.MarylandLyme.org – Fantastic website with in-depth information

www.LymeDisease.org   – Patient-driven organization with latest news articles and blog posts

www.Tickencounter.org -Tick Encounter Resource Center – great information on ticks, protection for yourself, your pets, and for your yard; tick testing information

Visit Howard County Lyme Awareness on FB

Another critical tool for prevention is the use of Permetherin, which can be sprayed on shoes, clothing, hats, backpacks ect. and if a tick crawls across any treated material, it will die. Best thing about Permetherin is that it lasts for 6 weeks or 6 washings!
Can be found on Amazon, REI, Walmart. Amazon link to Permetherin. 
 
I would strongly recommend at the very least spraying your sneakers/boots/gardening shoes and that alone will help offer up to 70% protection since ticks crawl up and if they cannot get past your shoes, then they won’t get to you. More info. from TickEncounter Resource Center.

Lyme Support Group Meeting in June

Our next scheduled Howard County Lyme Support Group meeting will be held on Sunday, June 2nd from 3 – 4:30 p.m. at my home in Columbia, MD. If interested in attending, please RSVP and I will send you my address. Everyone is welcome!