Lyme disease is basically a skin disease that can affect any part of your skin. Lyme disease, the other name of this disease is Lyme borreliosis is an infectious disease that is caused by bacteria named Borrelia burgdorferi also called as tick. Ticks are tiny spider-like creatures and they usually feed on the blood of birds and mammals including humans. Ticks carry bacteria named Lyme borreliosis that are responsible for Lyme disease. It is estimated about 2500-3000 cases per year of Lyme disease recorded per year in England and Wales and about 15% cases per year recorded across the world.
Lyme Disease Symptoms
Therefore it is a rare disease but infectious and can affect anyone across the world. When ticks bite humans then these bacterias starts transmitted into the human body and causes irrigative symptoms. This is a condition that is treatable by medical professionals but if detected earlier on otherwise it can have life-long symptoms in your body that could be more severe than the earlier stage and may cause you painful symptoms.
Lyme disease can be hard to diagnose because you may not have noticed the bite of a tick and even they symptoms of this disease are like other disease and even you could have flu-like symptoms in your body that make it hard to diagnose.
Symptoms of this infection are the expanding areas of redness. This could be the first sign you should notice. You may also notice circular red rashes on the bitten skin. That may look like a bull’s eyes. You may also feel pain and swelling of the joints. That is most likely turns into arthritis. It can affect your nervous system that can affect your memory. You may find it hard to concentrate, fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans.
Treatment Options For Lyme Disease
Now let’s discuss the treatment options available for this disease. This disease is curable and if you develop symptoms of Lyme disease then you should see the physician as soon as possible. Because this will help you treat this infection much earlier. In this case antibiotics are a primary treatment option but it also depends on the individual affected and how severe the condition is. You might be given a course of antibiotics tablets, capsules or liquid. Antibiotics such as amoxicillin and tetracycline could be helpful but you have to take a course of 10-21 days.
A full recovery is possible if treated at earlier stage of infection. The usual treatment process of this infection lasts for one two four weeks.
In this period most of the people cured. Therefore if you want panacea like treatment then you should have to diagnose this infection at its earlier stage. Otherwise it has the potential to make you ill even for rest of your life.