Lyme Disease Can Kill, Here's How to Deal With It

By Jacques Strauss, | May 17, 2017

 A warning sign is cautioning hikers about ticks that could cause Lyme disease.

A warning sign is cautioning hikers about ticks that could cause Lyme disease.

Lyme disease should never be taken for granted. Research shows that a significant incident of deaths have been associated with the said inflammatory condition, and knowing how to properly deal with it may save a life.

Early diagnosis and treatment are essential in overcoming Lyme disease. The condition is caused by bacteria that are spread by ticks, may manifest itself its presence through ever, headache, chills, and a bulls-eye rash.

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Apart from the initial symptoms, other symptoms would include even include arthritis, cardiac, and neurological disorders. Such severe condition if not treated could sometimes be fatal, according to News Health Advisor. In the past years, experts the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the U.S. recorded over 114 deaths caused by Lyme disease.

Quick recovery may be experienced by people who have been treated immediately upon having knowledge of such disease. However, living with such condition would entail some adjustments.

For one, people under medication will strongly be affected by the sun. In order to deal with the adverse effect of taking antibiotic doxycycline, an individual is advised o stay indoor as much as possible to avoid painful sunburns.

In consonance with antibiotic treatment, it is also suggested that probiotic intake should be observed. It is said as such for an antibiotic drug cannot distinguish a good bacteria from a bad bacteria in the stomach, making an individual more susceptible to a Clostridium difficile infection.

Isolation is often felt by people who have contracted lyme disease, that is why family support is necessary. It is important that you surround yourself with people who loves and cares for you.

Educating yourself about the said disease is one of the best weapon to prevent and overcome it. Use you suspect that a tick is within your home or present in your hiking destinaton, it would be good to wear ong, tight-fitting, light-colored clothing, for this will make its easier for you to spot them, according to Democrat And Chronicle.

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