In today’s podcast, I interview Dr. Evan Hirsch about common symptoms of and treatment for Babesia. Babesia is an intracellular parasite in the same family as malaria which causes a conglomeration of debilitating symptoms–one of which is severe sweating. Since ticks and other insects tend to have multiple types of bacteria, pathogens, and viruses in their bodies, it is fairly rare for someone to be just dealing with Borrelia alone. It’s vital to identify other potential parasites, toxins, and co-infections when considering treatment, but also to know the proper order to tackle them in so the body is prepared and draining properly first.

I want to hear from you. If you’ve been diagnosed or suspect Lyme, do you have any co-infections, like Babesia, Bartonella, Mycoplasma, Ehrlichia, or others? What are some of your symptoms? Let me know in the comments.

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00:01:54: Babesia’s most common symptoms

00:04:50: Could sweating be liver or hormones, too?

00:07:16: Infection in the red blood cells

00:07:54: Fifteen causes of fatigue

00:09:59: Testing for co-infections

00:13:14: From conventional training to now: Dr. Hirsch’s background

00:17:45: Herbs for treating Babesia

00:24:18: Bartonella and other co-infections

00:26:52: Bartonella symptoms

00:27:38: Autoimmunity, Lyme, and infection

00:29:49: How do thyroid conditions and Hashimoto’s fit in?

00:32:28: Why Babesia treatment fails

00:34:56: Can you donate blood with co-infections?

00:37:51: Blood transfusions and contracting Lyme


Visit Dr. Evan Hirsch’s website here



  1. I have Babesia and Bartonella along with my Lyme Disease. Before I was diagnosed with any of them, I had a couple rounds of night sweats (among many other symptoms, including air hunger). After I had about 10 months of treatment for my original diagnosis of Lyme & Bartonella, I developed excessive daytime sweating. The air hunger and breathlessness hadn’t improved, so I went on Malarone. The excessive sweating was especially noticeable about 1-2 hours after a dose. I knew the Babesia was finally getting better when the sweating stopped.

    Recently, I had a Babesia relapse, 2 1/2 years after I’d stopped treating it. I suspected Babesia because of the creeping fatigue, temperature dysregulation, and excessive sweating (daytime only). Three days into a Mepron trial, the air hunger kicked in. At this point, I’m winding down on a 90 day course of Malarone, and the Babesia symptoms are gone (for now). Other than the 2 times I had night sweats several years ago, I’ve never had them since.

  2. As I await an appt with a Lyme Literate Md for proper testing, I have been taking hydrogen peroxide food grade 35%, mimosa pudica, toxin binders, formula 1, and Himalayan salt water. My pains have reduced significantly and I passed a few long worms, but the maddening twitching is still there….I just cant determine of its twitching from Lyme or from parasites being upset. It is most prominent right after a dose of hydrogen peroxide as well as at night and early morning.

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