Lyme disease is actually caused by the bite of the tick which spread the bacteria which causes the Lyme disease.
If you look into the effect of Lyme disease on our body you would realise that it actually affects the numerous systems of our body and not just a single system and that is why, this is actually a very serious disease. Some of the aspects of our human body which are affected by the Lyme disease are the nervous system for the body and the cardiac system for body and our skin as well.
Not each and every type of tick causes the Lyme disease but there is only a single type of tick which causes the Lyme disease. This type of tick which causes the Lyme disease is known as blacklegged tick.
With that being said, it does not mean that each and every one of blacklegged take would be causing the Lyme disease but rather it depends on whom they have bitten before. In most of the cases, it has been seen that when a certain type of tick causes the Lyme disease before biting humans it has been in contact with the animals.
This especially true when they have been in contact with the forest animals. This makes it obvious that if you’re spending a lot of time outside or if you’re living near the forest then you are more at risk of the Lyme disease as compared to the people who are living in the urban environment.
Is Lyme disease curable?
The answer to that question is yes, Lyme disease is curable. The problem is that it is very difficult to detect Lyme disease and in most of the cases the doctors would not recommend you for a blood test to detect the Lyme disease but it is only detected with the help of the symptoms. The Lyme disease can be treated with the help of antibiotics.
The exact type of antibiotics which are used in the duration for which the antibiotics are used would depend on the stage of the disease because if it is detected at an earlier stage than less heavy antibiotics can do the job but if it is detected at a later stage than heavy antibiotics are to be used.
In most of the cases, when it is detected in the early a stage which is actually very rare, oral medicines are used.
The type of medicines which are used to cure the Lyme disease also depend on the part of the body which has been affected.
If you are unable to detect the Lyme disease in time and if the nervous system of your body is affected by the Lyme disease then you would have to go for the intravenous as immediate treatment is needed when you’re nervous system is affected by the Lyme disease.
If you have been prescribed antibiotics than the usual duration is up to 2 weeks and it would be completely keyword in 2 weeks.
What are the symptoms of the Lyme disease?
The trick to treat the Lyme disease as soon as possible, is to detected symptom as soon as possible and therefore it is important that you know the symptoms of the Lyme disease and only once you’re able to detect them can you start the treatment.
The symptoms of the Lyme disease, like the disease itself can be divided into three parts. The first part is when the rash first starts appearing on this can. At this point of time you cannot identify the rash because it is just a blood red area of the skin. This is the area of the skin where the bite has actually occurred.
The problem is that, in this stage only the colour of the skin is changed and you would not be feeling the pain as well and therefore it is very difficult to detect the Lyme disease at this stage. This is usually within 7 days of the bite of the tick.
After this stage it is the second stage of the Lyme disease, in which there is actually inflammation of the skin and you would be facing the burning sensation as well and in this stage the nervous system also starts getting affected but there are no symptoms of the fact on the nervous system.
After this stage is the 3rd stage, which is the most dangerous stage because in this stage the nervous system is entirely affected and you would be suffering from the symptoms which are clearly visible and also the symptoms would be chronic as well. This is when in most of the cases intravenous is used to eliminate the Lyme disease as soon as possible.
Prevention of the Lyme disease:
Is this a prevention is better than cure, so these few tips which we would be discussing below in order to prevent the Lyme disease would help you over the longer time to completely avoid the Lyme disease.
If you’re spending a lot of time in the wild then you had to understand that you need to fear the clothes which are appropriate for the wild as well and therefore you had to cover yourself as much as possible and instead of the short sleeves you should be thinking about wearing the long sleeves and instead of just the flip-flops when you’re out in the wild you should be thinking about wearing proper shoes.
Also, when you are in the wild you had to follow the marked paths as well and do not get into the greenery.
Also, when you’re out in the wild you should not just lay down on the ground because that can be these ticks on the ground. Also, you should not be putting your clothes on the bushes for drying as well.
While you might be following the steps right as we have discussed it, it is the kids who are more at risk because they cannot be disciplined to follow each and every prevention measure which we have mentioned for the Lyme disease and therefore it is very important that you keep a watch on them to ensure that they do not fall prey to the Lyme disease.
So, yes Lyme disease is curable with the help of antibiotics and oral medicines and intravenous as well but it can also be prevented as we have discussed above.