Protect Yourself From Lyme Disease
You should know how to remove a tick but it is important to remember not to panic. The risk of developing Lyme disease after being bitten by a tick is only about 1% to 3%. On top of that, it takes at least 24 to 48 hours for the tick to transmit the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.
So if you are outside and around shady, moist ground cover or areas with tall grass, brush, shrubs, and low tree branches, even in lawns and gardens, double check your clothes and skin for any symptoms as these areas can or may harbor ticks.
Here are some symptoms of Lyme disease to be aware of.
– A circular rash, typically within 1-2 weeks of infection, often is the first sign of infection. Many people never develop the “bull’s-eye” appearance. It may be warm to the touch and usually is not painful or itchy.
– You may have flu-like symptoms such as swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, headache, and muscle aches. You might feel very tired and unwell, or have areas of rash that aren’t at the site of the bite.
-Lyme disease can affect the heart, leading to an irregular heart rhythm or chest pain. It can spread to the nervous system, causing facial paralysis (Bell’s palsy), or tingling and numbness in the arms and legs. It can cause headaches and neck stiffness, which may be signs of meningitis.
-The last stage of Lyme disease can occur if not detected early enough and appropriately treated. Symptoms of late Lyme disease can appear weeks to a year (average of 6 months) after an infectious tick bite, and in children is almost always becomes a form of arthritis, particularly in the knee or other large joints.
Here is a great article on some effective ways you can treat tick bites with alternative treatments.
Effective alternative treatments for Lyme disease and protection from tick bites
Monday, June 11, 2012 by: JB Bardot
(NaturalNews) Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne infectious disease in the US. It’s transmitted to humans spending time in woodsy areas and from ticks on dogs. The Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria causes Lyme disease and arthritis, manifesting in a multitude of symptoms ranging from rheumatoid arthritis, to fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, neurological states, Bell’s palsey, meningitis, heart and lung symptoms. Untreated, Lyme becomes deeply entrenched in the body, developing into an auto-immune disease.
No tests can confirm Lyme disease; rather, a diagnosis is made from the constellation of symptoms. Antibiotic therapy is the conventional treatment; often suppressing symptoms, driving them deep into the tissue, to surface years later in a wide range of troubling diseases.
This article is a is a brief overview of several of the many effective alternative medicines known to prevent and treat Lyme disease.
If you have a dog and live in a tick-infested area, treat your yard early in the season with diatomaceous earth. Spray bushes with a mixture of natural pyrethrins, garlic and dish soap. These substances destroy ticks and lessen your chances of being bitten in your own yard.
Take colloidal silver for three to five days before spending time outdoors during tick season. Colloidal silver is anti-microbial and kills a wide range of bacteria, acting like a natural antibiotic.
The homeopathic nosode made from B. burgdorferi may prevent the onset of Lyme disease after being bitten, as well as helping to cure it in its later stages.
If you you’ve been bitten by a tick, start taking colloidal silver immediately. Additionally, other natural antibiotics such as Pau d’arco tea, garlic and Echinacea extract may prevent the onset of infection.
The homeopathic remedy Ledum treats puncture wounds from venomous insect bites. It should be taken right away after being bitten together with colloidal silver.
If you’ve developed flu-like symptoms in the early stages of lyme disease, the homeopathic remedy Gelsemium should provide relief. It relieves fever, headache, body aches and pain, stiff neck, muscle pains, weakness, and a sensation of heaviness.
Within weeks to months, Lyme disease may progress into neurological symptoms such as Bell’s palsy, meningitis, paralysis in the limbs and poor motor coordination. Heart and breathing problems might develop. Homeopathic remedies that may relieve neurological symptoms are Causticum, Tellurium and Sepia. Additionally, the herb Cordyseps improves stamina, increases energy, reduces weakness and fatigue, and increases lung function, relieving breathing difficulties.
Various neurological conditions mimicking serious diseases such as MS, ALS, and Parkinson’s may develop in later stages of Lyme disease. The Peruvian herb Samento, or Cat’s claw, has been shown to be highly effective for treating neurological disorders. Samento corrects immune dysfunction, blocks the action of certain neurotoxins, and has an anti-microbial action on the B. burgdorferi spirochetes.
Lyme disease and arthritis
The most common symptoms of Lyme disease are rheumatoid arthritis and other musculoskeletal pain and arthritis disease that linger for years. Homeopathic Rhus toxicodendron is the main remedy, especially in long-standing cases where there is suppression from antibiotics. The arthritis or fibromyalgia pain is usually worse on the left side and on first movement. Painful areas get better with continued motion of the affected part. There is stiffness and soreness which is better with warm applications.
Other homeopathic remedies that may offer relief for lyme arthritis are Kalmia latifolia, Pulsatilla, Lachesis, Lycopodium, Ruta graveolens and Phosphorus.
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