It’s always best to be prepared going into spring and summer for what to do if you or a loved one gets a tick bite. What you do moments after removing the tick can impact the potential spread of the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Not all ticks carry bacteria that causes Lyme disease or other co-infections but better safe than sorry when dealing with these nasty bugs.
Before we go into how to treat the tick bite safely let’s discuss how to remove the tick. If you can use long nosed tweezers and get at the base of the tick where it is attached. Do not twist, don’t pour alcohol on it, just stay calm and remove as carefully as possible. I have removed many ticks with this removal kit you can find here. If you don’t get a clean removal and maybe part of the tick is stuck in the skin then use a mixture of bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar over the area and it will draw the tick out. This might take a couple applications.
So now that you have the tick removed there are a few steps you can take to fight any potential bacteria that was present. It is important to boost your body’s immune system and let it do what God designed it for. I’m a big proponent of the terrain theory which if you aren’t familiar with it, is the belief that when our bodies are balanced germs which are a natural part of our world will not cause significant damage.