Following my own battle with Lyme disease, I decided that I could be of the most benefit to others facing the same problems by blogging about solutions. Unfortunately, many Lyme patients do not present with the hallmark “target lesions” or develop other symptomatology often associated with the affliction. Perhaps more often, the symptoms and sequelae of Lyme disease can be vague and under the radar of many clinicians. This does not make it any less insidious. The first line of defense is to never get infected to begin with. Because it’s important, I reiterate that this means using repellent when traveling in wooded areas where the deer and ticks are known to inhabit. It certainly doesn’t hurt to examine small children after they’ve been outdoors in problematic areas and watch out for tick infestation.