Lyme disease basics & information

Follow the links below for basic information on Lyme disease.

Lyme disease quick facts

  • What Lyme disease is
  • A few misconceptions dispelled

How to protect your family and pets

  • How to avoid getting bitten by ticks
  • How to check your body and your pets for hidden ticks

How to remove a tick safely

Lyme disease symptoms

  • Initial symptoms of Lyme disease
  • Symptoms of late-stage (disseminated) Lyme disease

Lyme disease diagnosis on the NHS

  • The NHS Lyme disease diagnostic process
  • When to ask your GP about Lyme disease

Lyme disease testing

  • Testing procedures used by the NHS
  • Why NHS doctors only trust tests from NHS-approved laboratories

Lyme disease treatment

  • Types of treatment most commonly used by Lyme disease patients: Caudwell LymeCo does not recommend treatments for individual patients.

What is Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome?

  • Theories on why some patients never fully recover from Lyme disease

Lyme Disease in pregnancy

  • What are the risks?
  • How can developing babies be kept safe?