Important steps to take if you are bitten by a tick:
- See a doctor immediately. The sooner treatment is started the better the results are.
- Go to www.lymediseaseassociation.org for a list of lyme literate MDs (LLMD). Otherwise, take a copy of the ILADS treatment guidelines with you for your doctor
- Save the tick. Laboratories can test the tick for the presence of lyme and associated coinfections. Bay Area Lyme Foundation now performs free tick testing, for more information visit www.bayarealyme.org
- If a rash develops take photographs. It may help your doctor in making the diagnosis.