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See also Ticks and Prevention

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.

Before you get out there, be sure to read Tips for Prevention of Tick Bites. [PDF]

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

To obtain printed copies, please contact us.

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.

Queensland

Amina Eastham-Hillier
Noosa Holistic Health
Noosa
Ph: 0422 408 450

New South Wales

Antonia Frank
Antonia Frank Naturopathic Herbalist
Laural Hill
Ph: 0418 622 323

Dobrusia Szramowiak
Healthy Flow
Bermagui
Ph: 0424 645 633

Victoria

Kate McCandless and Stephanie Gadsden
Merge Health
Richmond
Ph: 03 9889 8008

Kathryn Arnel
Nature Cures
Canterbury
Ph: 03 9888 4119 or 0439 884 144

South Australia

Jane Deans
Botanical Health
Goodwood
Ph: 0421 821 760

Western Australia

Briana Gunn
Healthy For Life
Perth
Ph: 0427 109 340

Shannon Burford
Cura Integrative Health
Perth
Ph: 08 9284 4644

Contemporary research on natural compounds in treatment of Lyme and tick-borne diseases: