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Ticks Removal and Treatment

Ticks Removal and Treatment

Lyme disease is a big concern this year, so everyone should know how to spot ticks and what to do about them. Here is more information about ticks that might be found outdoors. Ticks: Know How to Spot Them and Remove Them From the Skin Where You Can Find Ticks Before discussing what happens when a tick bites you and how to remove it, you need to know a little more about the basics of ticks. Ticks are very small…

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Early and Chronic Lyme Disease

Early and Chronic Lyme Disease

There are a number of key differences between early Lyme disease and chronic Lyme disease. Lyme is highly treatable in its early stages. However, the longer it remains untreated, the more likely it will turn into chronic Lyme disease. What is the Difference Between Early Lyme Disease and Chronic Lyme? Acute Lyme Disease (ALD) Acute Lyme comes on suddenly and is very like the flu, so a lot of people may mistake it for this common illness. However, if you…

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What Is Lyme Disease and How Do You Get It?

What Is Lyme Disease and How Do You Get It?

Lyme disease currently affects about 3 million people in the US, with more than 300,000 new cases per year. Lyme disease can be tricky to diagnose because it has many symptoms in common with a wide range of health issues. In fact it is said to have its Spirochete bacteria in 300 different diseases. Lyme and ticks Lyme is a bacterium said to spread through the bite of ticks and other insects. The black-legged tick (also referred to as the…

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What is Rocky Mountain Fever?

What is Rocky Mountain Fever?

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, commonly abbreviated as RMSF, is an infectious disease carried by various ticks, which bite a person and infect them with Rickettsia group bacteria. About 20,000 cases occur in the US each year, mainly in the spring and summer months when people spend more time outdoors in the wild. Contrary to the name, RMSF is pretty rare but can be fatal if it is not diagnosed and treated promptly. A blood test can determine whether or a…

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Common Coinfections of Lyme Disease

Common Coinfections of Lyme Disease

Many people who have Lyme disease focus may only on it, but the fact is that there are a number of common co-infections of Lyme disease that can also cause health issues and make Lyme treatment more complicated. We have researched that Lyme Disease was created in a government laboratory on Plum Island by taking the disease syphilis and making it easily carried by ticks and other insects. It escaped from the island and appeared as a disease in Lyme,…

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Lyme Disease Herxes

Lyme Disease Herxes

What Are Herxes In Lyme Disease and What Can You Do About Them? Herxes in Lyme disease can be one of the worst aspects of the disease. Herxes can be described as getting a lot sicker in order to get better. What is a Herx? Herx is short for a Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction. It is the inflammatory response in your body that results from Lyme disease bacteria, which are spirochetes, releasing toxins when they die off. It can generally be considered…

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Getting Over Lyme Disease

Getting Over Lyme Disease

First off – I am not a doctor! I am not allowed to give medical advice. Taylore and I both had Lyme’s disease and we got over it. I wrote a book to help others have some insight into this crazy disease. First of all, let’s talk about ticks. What do ticks really have to do with Lyme’s disease? I got mine from a mosquito bite I think. That little bacteria is very contagious. Did a dog ever lick your…

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Early Detection of Lyme Disease

Early Detection of Lyme Disease

The Importance of Early Detection for Effective Treatment Early detection is essential for effective treatment of Lyme disease. The trouble is that only about 70% to 80% of those who contract it show the telltale bulls eye rash that can distinguish Lyme from other medical conditions. Early stage Lyme disease Early stage Lyme presents some diagnostic difficulties because of many of its symptoms are similar to common illnesses such as the flu, aches and pains, tiredness from overexertion, and so…

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Bacteria and Lyme Disease

Bacteria and Lyme Disease

Up until recently, Lyme disease was assumed to be caused by only a few strains of a particular bacteria. But in 2016, new research brought to light the fact that there are actually several pathogens that could be responsible for Lyme disease. What You Need to Know About the Various Bacteria That Cause Lyme Disease Let’s look at each one, and how common it is. Borrelia burgdorferi Borrelia burgdorferi is the most common cause of Lyme in the USA. Most…

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Lyme Disease Myths and Misconceptions

Lyme Disease Myths and Misconceptions

Lyme Disease Myths and Misconceptions There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about Lyme disease. This is because until recently many doctors actually doubted the condition even existed, despite more than 100 years of documented cases worldwide, and 40 years of medical history in the US. CDC is under reporting the cases of sickness by this bacteria — the Spirochete. Not every doctor is Lyme-savvy, so if you think you have Lyme disease, it is important to distinguish fact…

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