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of antibiotics for patients with some chronic symptoms several originated? I haven’t, and I just know that I didn’t want to be months after successful antibiotic therapy. Longer courses of exposed to the rascals. But, the name originated from a town in antibiotic treatment have not been shown to be benefical and Connecticut in 1975. The disease is transmitted by a closely have in fact been linked to serious complications, even death. related group of ticks called ixodes. This group of ticks - deer ticks, western black-legged ticks and TRICKS TO AVOID TICKS:
black legged ticks are much smaller than the common dog or Know the danger! The tick is a tiny, eight-legged insect- cattle ticks. They normally attach to any part of the body, often to like creature that feeds on the blood of animals, including moist or hairy areas such as the groin, armpits, and scalp. human beings. It is mostly harmless, but it does spread the The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) bacteria that are responsible for Lyme disease. The deer reported 23,305 cases of Lyme disease in the USA in 2005. Most tick, which is the main carrier, is about the size of the dot at of the cases were in the coastal northeast, the Mid-Atlantic States, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and northern California. Know the treatment! If Lyme disease is diagnosed early The large majority of cases occur in the summer months when and treated with antibiotics, it can be cured. It can also be people are more active and spend more time outdoors. The Food treated effectively in its latter stages, but response varies and Drug Administration regulates products that are used to from one patient to the next. Some symptoms can linger for diagnose and treat this complex disease in humans. At this juncture, there are no licensed vaccines in the USA to aid in the When you are working or walking in grassy or wooded areas, cover up! Wear solid shoes, tuck your pants leg bottoms into your socks, with a long sleeve shirt and hat or SYMPTOMS OF THE DISEASE:
Use insect repellants containing DEET or premethrin. Follow instructions for use on the label. Check yourself regularly when working outdoors and when After work check your body, shower and wash your hair. If you find a tick on your body, remove it with tweezers or If left untreated, the infection can cause:
with your fingers protected by a glove or a plastic bag. Pull it out gently without squeezing it. Wash the area Dispose of the tick where it will not re-infect. If you suspect Lyme disease, put the tick in a sealed plastic bag or Lyme disease is rarely fatal, but it can leave a person with old medicine bottle and take it to the doctor. permanent damage to any of the areas mentioned above. I have a Watch for early signs of Lyme disease infection. A red friend who contracted Lyme disease walking in the woods in New rash, especially surrounding the tick bite, possibly in a York State. The problem is that the symptoms may not show up “bull’s eye” pattern may appear in the first week or two. for weeks or months. When they do, it may take the form of Flu-like symptoms and joint pain develop over the first arthritis, heart rhythm irregularities, or nervous system month. Extreme fatigue, a stiff and aching neck, and tingling in the fingers and facial paralysis can follow. Weeks or months later severe headaches, painful arthritis, TREATMENT:
heart problems and central nervous system difficulties can According to the CDC, patients treated with antibiotics in the early stages of the infection usually recover rapidly and completely. Antibiotics commonly used for treatment include PETS:
doxycycline, amoxicillin, or cefuroxime (ceftin). Some patients Pets can contract Lyme disease as well as humans. Their with certain neurological or cardiac forms of the illness may symptoms include lameness, loss of appetite, fever, and joint require intravenous treatment with drugs such as cefttriaxone or soreness. Regular checks for ticks and the use of topical and/or collar products can help control contracting Lyme disease. The National Institutes of Health funded studies of longer courses The safest RISK is the one you
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