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17hens
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OK, well it wasn't me, it was my best friend.

She works at a school and the kids have been coming in from recess covered in ticks.

So my friend went home for lunch today and found a tick in her hair. It was not imbedded.

She went straight to her chiropractor who gave her olive leaf extract and vitamin C as a "preventative."

What do you guys think about that?

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If it wasn't attached, I don't think it would be a problem.

I am concerned the the kids are covered in ticks!! Seems like they need to adjust where they're going for recess!!!

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17hens
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She's wondering if it could have been attached and just was wandering off for the next meal when she found it in her hair.

Could be, I guess.

Is there such a thing as a safety precaution?

And yes, Six, it is such a worrisome situation and the school has been turning a blind eye to it.

[ 04-21-2010, 08:35 PM: Message edited by: 17hens ]

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I would stick with the Olive Leaf Extract and Vitamin C and ADD Allicin or freeze dried garlic.
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It does not sound like it bit her, so she should not need treatment. Olive leaf and Vit C will not do anything to prevent your friend from getting infected.

The school needs to be educated on Lyme disease. You can contact ILADS.org and request brochures, same with the LDA.

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Thanks, guys! I'll pass on the info!!

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well, the tick you find isn't necessarily the one that bites you. The kids are exposed daily and so has she. With you as a friend, I'm sure if she starts feeling unwell or "off", you(or she) will recognize it for the possibilities.

I agree with Wild Condor, the school needs to be educated. Not until a colleague's daughter was bitten while at her elementary school, and contracted lyme, did the school change where the children were allowed to play. They had been playing along the perimeter of the woods behind the school. In southern New Hampshire.

They should know better, right? but people do NOT. We don't see it in the news like we should. The state public health departments do not do outreach to the schools. Kids should know this stuff as matter-of-fact as brushing their teeth and tying their shoes.

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Agreed at the school needs to be notified. Yikes, all those kids!

I hate to push insecticides, BUT Permanone is the ONLY thing that I know of to kill ticks on contact. Spray it on clothes (not on skin) and let dry. Can be found at places like Bass Pro, Gander Mtn, etc. Maybe each teacher should be armed with a can for the kids.

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Sorry for my effusiveness, but Dear God....... The school is ignorant! The vectors need to be rid of!!!!!!!!

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Here is a link to the store where you can buy Permethrin spray.

http://www.sawyerproducts.com/faqpermethrin.htm

It is far superior to DEET. DEET doesn't work for tick prevention very well.

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Where are these kids playing!?!?! In the woods!!!!???

I mean my daughter goes to elementary school and they play outside but it is on the playground where the gras is cut often, etc.

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Which is better Permithren or Permanone???? Same thing?

What is wrong with spraying the heck out of your clothes with DEET, such as OFF? I even use some on skin.

However I find this is great.
http://www.allterrainco.com/catalog_i2232129.html?catId=96003

Look here...
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Doxy/Biaxin/Flagyl pulse.
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Then Levaquin, Bactrim and Biaxin.
Bactrim/Augmentin/Rifampin.
Mepron/Biaxin/Artemisinin/Cat's Claw
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Permethrin is the generic form ("active ingredient") of Permanone.

Deet and Off simply don't work. They do not kill ticks.

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For ticks in your hair...

And I have long, very thick hair, so this tick in the hair situation became a problem years ago while I was working outdoors.

Get, IN ADVANCE, a box of the shampoo made to kill lice. Waiting till you find ticks at 10 PM and having to go out searching for the shampoo in the middle of the night while someone (you or another) has ticks crawling all over them is NOT cool.

If you run into a nest (could be 2,000 babies or more) and find them all over you ... you might want to use it.

I am NOT a doctor so I can't tell you to do that.. but I can say that is what I've used when in that situation... and it killed the baby ticks.

Yes, it is a chemical. Yes, it is not to be used more often than needed.... and yes, you need to follow the directions on the box....

But if you've gotten into a nest of tiny ticks you'd almost want to set yourself on fire rather than to have them crawling all over you.

I hear there are some less harsh alternatives... I don't have a clue if they work or not... but if you care more about a one time wash down with chemicals than you do about killing a bunch of ticks...

You might want to try products like this???

http://www.totallicecontrol.com/

Good luck!

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richedie
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quote:
Originally posted by Dawn in VA:
Permethrin is the generic form ("active ingredient") of Permanone.

Deet and Off simply don't work. They do not kill ticks.

Then what does DEET do? Where can you get products containing Permethrin.

We have REI near us and Eastern Mountain Sports I'll try. But, what about for your skin???

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Doxy/Biaxin/Flagyl pulse.
Artemisinin with Doxy/Biaxin.
Period of Levaquin and Ceftin.
Then Levaquin, Bactrim and Biaxin.
Bactrim/Augmentin/Rifampin.
Mepron/Biaxin/Artemisinin/Cat's Claw
Rifampin/Bactrim/Alinia
Plaquenil/Biaxin

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bump

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Mepron/Zith/Ceftin
Doxy/Biaxin/Flagyl pulse.
Artemisinin with Doxy/Biaxin.
Period of Levaquin and Ceftin.
Then Levaquin, Bactrim and Biaxin.
Bactrim/Augmentin/Rifampin.
Mepron/Biaxin/Artemisinin/Cat's Claw
Rifampin/Bactrim/Alinia
Plaquenil/Biaxin

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17hens
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Permethrin causes cancer in children! It is dangerous stuff!!

Please check out this link...
http://www.safe2use.com/poisons-pesticides/pesticides/permethrin/cox-report/cox.htm

Why not use diatomaceous earth instead... http://www.dirtworks.net/Diatomaceous-Earth.html

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