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SCOUTS: Prepare for Summer Camps (tick prevention)

 

Prepare for your Scouts to attend camps this summer where they are at heightened risk for tick bites which carry Lyme and other associated diseases. 

PREVENTION

Prevention flyer for scouts – flyer

How to apply Permethrin to your clothes (By Scouts, for Scouts!) – video on youtube

Permethrin: Safe for humans and has been used by the US Military for years in treating soldier’s uniforms. Encouraged to treat all clothing but especially boots, sneakers, socks, backpacks, bags, and even tents (will not compromise rain permeability). A spray treatment lasts through six washings or six weeks! Can purchase at REI, Walmart, and on Amazon.com .

Another option: send your clothes away to be treated by InsectShield – EPA-registered to last through 70 launderings—the expected lifetime of a garment.

Protect your yard – we are finding ticks everywhere, but you can do something about it- visit TickEncounter Resource Center

Repellants Vs. Insecticides: What to Use – link

RESOURCES FOR OUR  SCOUTS AND THEIR PARENTS:

Signs and symptoms of Lyme Disease – link

How to properly remove a tick and what to do if bitten – valuable information/link

Lyme Disease Quick Facts Infographic – link

Ticks and your Pets – link

 

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 9th 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!

RESOURCES for Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts 2019

RESOURCES FOR OUR  SCOUTS AND THEIR PARENTS:

Signs and symptoms of Lyme Disease – link

How to properly remove a tick and what to do if bitten – valuable information/link

Lyme Disease Quick Facts Infographic – link

Ticks and your Pets – link

PREVENTION

Prevention flyer for scouts – flyer

How to apply Permethrin to your clothes – video on youtube

Permethrin: Safe for humans and has been used by the US Military for years in treating soldier’s uniforms. Encouraged to treat all clothing but especially boots, sneakers, socks, backpacks, bags, and even tents (will not compromise rain permeability). A spray treatment lasts through six washings or six weeks! Can purchase at REI, Walmart, and on Amazon.com .

Another option: send your clothes away to be treated by InsectShield – EPA-registered to last through 70 launderings—the expected lifetime of a garment.

Protect your yard – we are finding ticks everywhere, but you can do something about it- visit TickEncounter Resource Center

HANDOUTS FOR GIRL/BOY SCOUT MEETINGS/EVENTS

Repellents vs. Insecticides: What to Use

Be Tick Smart booklet

Lyme_activity_book

Permethrin General Fact Sheet

Lyme Disease Myths and Facts

Tick Bite Comic Strip

Tick Bustr Patch Program GSCBergen County NJ

CHILDREN AND LYME

Children and Lyme basics– link here

Kids and Lyme: How it Affects Their Learning – document by Sandy Berenbaum, LCSW

Children with Lyme and other tick-borne illness – link to information about getting help for your child regarding school issues

WEBSITES

www.LymeDisease.org – National website on Lyme Disease with fantastic articles and resources

www.ILADS.org  – International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society- doctor driven site

www.MarylandLyme.org – (offline until May15th but please check back) Maryland-focused site on Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses

www.TickEncounter.org – the TickEncounter Resource Center (TERC) is located at the University of Rhode Island. TickEncounter is the outreach arm of a multi-pronged approach to “solving the tick problem” both locally, nationally, and around the globe. (Great Resource here for Tick Testing).

MOVIES

Watch award winning documentary on Lyme Disease – free on VEOH entitled, “Under Our Skin” – extremely eye opening!

 

Demystifying Herbal Medicine for Lyme Disease – Guest Presenter at our Support Meeting April 22nd

Come out and join us at our next support group meeting to be held on Sunday, April 22nd from 3 – 4:30 pm in Columbia. Our meetings are always FREE and open to people suffering from Lyme and other Tick Borne illnesses, their family members, and those who support them.

TOPIC:  Demystifying Herbal Medicine for Lyme Disease

DESCRIPTION: Since the time man has walked the planet, herbs have been used for healing.  Herbs can enhance healing in many ways.  They can enhance health as an addition to the diet or in the form of medicinal extracts in capsule, tincture or powder.   Get familiar with 5 key herbs that enhance healing from Lyme disease.  Learn potential herb-drug interactions and how to purchase safe, quality supplements.

We are fortunate enough to have guest presenter, Rebecca Snow, a local nutritionist, herbalist and educator. Rebecca has been specializing in Chronic Lyme Disease since 2004.  Currently she practices in Catonsville, MD at the Avalon Yoga and Wellness Center. Visit her site at www.rebeccasnow.com .

Rebecca was the founding director of the Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health at Maryland University of Integrative Health, where she worked for 10 years in a variety of roles as faculty, clinic supervisor and administrator.

She holds a Master of Science in Herbal Medicine from MUIH and has completed coursework at the Dreamtime Center for Herbal Studies. She also completed an International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) preceptorship. She is a Certified Nutritional Specialist through the American College of Nutrition, a licensed nutritionist in the State of Maryland, a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild.

REGISTER:For address information and to let the group know you plan to attend, please email LymeAware1@gmail.com .

Promise of a new test!

A new blood test called the Tick-Borne Disease Serochip (TBD Serochip) promises to revolutionize the diagnosis of tick-borne disease by offering a single test to identify and distinguish between Borrelia burgdorferi, the pathogen responsible for Lyme disease, and seven other tick-borne pathogens.
Read more about it here: https://www.lymedisease.org/serochip-tbd-testing-columbia/

Boy & Girl Scout Resources

RESOURCES FOR OUR  SCOUTS AND THEIR PARENTS:

Signs and symptoms of Lyme Disease – handout

How to properly remove a tick and what to do if bitten – valuable information/link

Lyme Disease Quick Facts Infographic – link

PREVENTION

Prevention flyer for scouts – flyer

How to apply Permethrin to your clothes – video on youtube

Permethrin: Safe for humans and has been used by the US Military for years in treating soldier’s uniforms. Encouraged to treat all clothing but especially boots, sneakers, socks, backpacks, bags, and even tents (will not compromise rain permeability). A spray treatment lasts through six washings or six weeks! Can purchase at REI, Walmart, and on Amazon.com .

Another option: send your clothes away to be treated by InsectShield – EPA-registered to last through 70 launderings—the expected lifetime of a garment.

Protect your yard – we are finding ticks everywhere, but you can do something about it- visit TickEncounter Resource Center

HANDOUTS FOR GIRL/BOY SCOUT MEETINGS/EVENTS

Repellents vs. Insecticides: What to Use

Be Tick Smart booklet

Lyme_activity_book

Permethrin General Fact Sheet

Lyme Disease Myths and Facts

Tick Bite Comic Strip

Tick Bustr Patch Program GSCBergen County NJ

CHILDREN AND LYME

Study of children with Lyme and high rate of knee arthritis – article here

Kids and Lyme: How it Affects Their Learning – document by Sandy Berenbaum, LCSW

Children with Lyme and other tick-borne illness – link to information about getting help for your child regarding school issues

WEBSITES

www.LymeDisease.org – National website on Lyme Disease with fantastic articles and resources

www.ILADS.org  – International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society- doctor driven site

www.MarylandLyme.org – Maryland-focused site on Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses

www.TickEncounter.org – the TickEncounter Resource Center (TERC) is located at the University of Rhode Island. TickEncounter is the outreach arm of a multi-pronged approach to “solving the tick problem” both locally, nationally, and around the globe. (Great Resource here for Tick Testing).

MOVIES

Watch award winning documentary on Lyme Disease – free on VEOH entitled, “Under Our Skin” – extremely eye opening!