Tick Bite First Aid Program
In Australia, we love spending time outdoors, engaging in activities like gardening, bushwalking, beach visits, dog walking, horse riding, and park barbecues. However, it’s important to be aware that ticks can be found in almost any outdoor area, whether it’s a cricket pitch or bushland. That’s why knowing how to handle tick bites and practicing appropriate first aid is crucial.
The two main points to remember when dealing with tick bites are:
1. Remove the tick/s as soon as possible, and
2. Seek emergency treatment if any symptoms arise.
To help you have this information readily available, we have created a Tick Bite First Aid information card (below), which you can keep on hand in your car, on the fridge, or with your first aid kit.
Tick Bite First Aid Info Card
Naturopathic First Aid
In the short video below, LDAA President Sharon Whiteman discusses tick bite first aid with award-winning Naturopath, Medical Herbalist, Nutritionist, and Author of Lyme Natural, Amina Eastham-Hillier.
In tick-borne diseases, early treatment is crucial as it may prevent the illness from becoming chronic.
The LDAA strongly recommends seeking urgent support from a naturopath in addition to obtaining medical advice. A naturopathic practitioner may offer herbal antimicrobials and immune support that may aid in the healing process. It’s important to take all possible measures from the outset, even as a precautionary safeguard, as it may save you or a loved one from years of multi-system symptoms.
Emergency Naturopathic Tick Bite Appointments
Some Australian naturopaths are now offering 15 minute emergency Tick Bite First Aid appointments that may be done via skype or telephone, whereby they can administer advice and supplements that may assist with neutralising pathogens and supporting the body’s defence systems. Tick bite patients are treated as priority, and you will not have to weeks for this kind of appointment. Supplements can be posted if necessary.
While these appointments should not replace medical advice, finding a Lyme-literate GP in Australia can be challenging. Australian ticks can carry dangerous pathogens that are not officially recognised by Australian health authorities. If you have any concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Naturopaths Offering Tick Bite First Aid Appointments
Participating naturopaths are supplied with LDAA First Aid Information cards and LDAA brochures.
If you are a registered naturopath and would like your name added to this list, please contact us.
Noosa Holistic Health
Ph: 0422 408 450
New South Wales
Antonia Frank Naturopathic Herbalist
Ph: 0418 622 323
Kate McCandless and Stephanie Gadsden
Ph: 03 9889 8008
Ph: 03 9888 4119 or 0439 884 144
Ph: 0421 821 760
Healthy For Life
Ph: 0427 109 340
Cura Integrative Health
Ph: 08 9284 4644
Contemporary research on natural compounds in treatment of Lyme and tick-borne diseases:
- A Comprehensive Review of Herbal Supplements Used for Persistent Symptoms Attributed to Lyme Disease
- The Use of Natural Bioactive Nutraceuticals in the Management of Tick-Borne Illnesses