Remaining A Mystery To Many; Is There A Cure For Lyme Disease?

Publié par hamza lion mardi 1 septembre 2015

By Daphne Bowen


Also known as Lyme borreliosis, Lyme disease is a minor infection caused by bacterial attack. Ticks, especially those of borrelia species, spread the bacteria. The bacteria then pass on from the tick to humans through a tick bite. The original source of the disease before getting to ticks is deer or mice. These animals pass the infection to ticks, but not all ticks will carry the infection. With extensive research and development of cures of most diseases, there are also major developments in the cure of Lyme disease. This article addresses the question of; is there a cure for lyme disease?

Passing the infection to a human being from a tick after being attached will take around 36 to 48 hours. Due to their minute size, noticing and removal of the ticks may be difficult. The ticks also settle in hidden parts of the body making it difficult for you to see. Groin, armpits and scalp regions are some of their favorite areas. After getting infected, the first and foremost symptom is the development of an erythema migran. This appears as a reddish area and expands as it swells. It originally starts as a rash. It is however not itchy and painless.

High temperatures, frequent headaches and fatigue are the other signs that follow. With continued infection, joints, the face, neck, heart and muscles are also affected. The resulting signs and symptoms are because of these systemic infections. Neck rigidity and muscle cramps are other signs and symptoms resulting from the infection. Inflammation of the meninges may occur if the infection spreads to the brain. Basing on these symptoms a diagnosis is possibly made. However, true diagnosis is made though blood tests.

Getting cured from the disorder is very possible. The chances of getting cured without complications are increased with early diagnosis and treatment of this disease. Complications arising from the disease may occur if diagnosis is made at a later stage, after the disorder has spread.

For curative treatment, antibiotics have been proven effective. The first line drug in the treatment of this disorder is Doxycycline. In addition to being able to cure the disease, Doxycycline has an added advantage of being able to treat other diseases caused by ticks. Every drug has side effects. For Doxycycline, the side effects appear to be fatal for children less than eight of age and women who are pregnant.

Amoxicillin and azithromycin, also antibiotics, act as second line medications for treating the disorder. They are effective when administered either orally or intravenously. The period of treatment varies and usually ranges from one week to four weeks to completely eliminate the disorder. This duration is however determined by the severity of the disease process. It has been proved that starting the treatment within the first two weeks of infection is effective but this is not possible since the bacteria can be visualized in blood for diagnosis after five weeks.

Prevention, having the advantage of being economical, is better than treatment. This makes prevention therefore a better option. Several ways of preventing Lyme disorder have been developed. Initially, vaccination, which was considered to be effective was being used. Due to the small market, production of vaccines stopped.

To add on that, use of preventive cloths for protection, wearing light colored clothes that makes the tick is easily visible, keeping off long grass, application of repellents and limited contact with deer and mice are other preventive means.




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mardi 1 septembre 2015

Remaining A Mystery To Many; Is There A Cure For Lyme Disease?

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By Daphne Bowen


Also known as Lyme borreliosis, Lyme disease is a minor infection caused by bacterial attack. Ticks, especially those of borrelia species, spread the bacteria. The bacteria then pass on from the tick to humans through a tick bite. The original source of the disease before getting to ticks is deer or mice. These animals pass the infection to ticks, but not all ticks will carry the infection. With extensive research and development of cures of most diseases, there are also major developments in the cure of Lyme disease. This article addresses the question of; is there a cure for lyme disease?

Passing the infection to a human being from a tick after being attached will take around 36 to 48 hours. Due to their minute size, noticing and removal of the ticks may be difficult. The ticks also settle in hidden parts of the body making it difficult for you to see. Groin, armpits and scalp regions are some of their favorite areas. After getting infected, the first and foremost symptom is the development of an erythema migran. This appears as a reddish area and expands as it swells. It originally starts as a rash. It is however not itchy and painless.

High temperatures, frequent headaches and fatigue are the other signs that follow. With continued infection, joints, the face, neck, heart and muscles are also affected. The resulting signs and symptoms are because of these systemic infections. Neck rigidity and muscle cramps are other signs and symptoms resulting from the infection. Inflammation of the meninges may occur if the infection spreads to the brain. Basing on these symptoms a diagnosis is possibly made. However, true diagnosis is made though blood tests.

Getting cured from the disorder is very possible. The chances of getting cured without complications are increased with early diagnosis and treatment of this disease. Complications arising from the disease may occur if diagnosis is made at a later stage, after the disorder has spread.

For curative treatment, antibiotics have been proven effective. The first line drug in the treatment of this disorder is Doxycycline. In addition to being able to cure the disease, Doxycycline has an added advantage of being able to treat other diseases caused by ticks. Every drug has side effects. For Doxycycline, the side effects appear to be fatal for children less than eight of age and women who are pregnant.

Amoxicillin and azithromycin, also antibiotics, act as second line medications for treating the disorder. They are effective when administered either orally or intravenously. The period of treatment varies and usually ranges from one week to four weeks to completely eliminate the disorder. This duration is however determined by the severity of the disease process. It has been proved that starting the treatment within the first two weeks of infection is effective but this is not possible since the bacteria can be visualized in blood for diagnosis after five weeks.

Prevention, having the advantage of being economical, is better than treatment. This makes prevention therefore a better option. Several ways of preventing Lyme disorder have been developed. Initially, vaccination, which was considered to be effective was being used. Due to the small market, production of vaccines stopped.

To add on that, use of preventive cloths for protection, wearing light colored clothes that makes the tick is easily visible, keeping off long grass, application of repellents and limited contact with deer and mice are other preventive means.




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