Al Loria wrote:
Walk, yes, our son is on the 21 day program. I attended a seminar some years back given by the state entomologist. He told us Lyme can hide and be invisible to antibiotics then pop up again after a standard 1 week to 10 antibiotic course is over. That is the main reason for the 21 day course. Our son will stay on it whether or not the Titer test comes back negative or positive.
I know someone in their 30s who had it before it became popular and was misdiagnosed for 10 years. All sorts of neurological damage and he became disabled from it.
It has been hot and dry here and that spells bad news for ticks. They can't drink so they need to rehydrate by staying somewhere moist. Most likely, the woods.
My father-in-law and cousin had erlichiosis a couple of years ago. A very painful disease, but easily cured with antibiotics.
Brenda, we had put out a bird feeder this year and planted many edibles. The birds are coming in droves. We are going through 5 pounds of seed a day. I like the idea of the flea and tick collars instead of the Frontline, which we have not used for a few months now. I would hope the collars would be less toxic. I have not found any natural product that can last for a month to put on the dogs.