Lyme disease (Ld) is an unbearable disease caused by the bite of an infected tick, all species, including the dog tick. Additional insects can transmit Ld to their human or domestic hosts such as bites from flies, deer, mites, fleas, mosquitoes and several species of spiders. The incidence of positive cases of Ld has increased in all counties and states of the nation. In many states, a high number of deaths in children, adolescents, adults and the elderly have been misdiagnosed. Ld has no age limit in his selection. It can also be pbaded from the pregnant mother to the unborn baby.
How can it be protected from ticks and other insect bites?
Let's start at home. Pets often bring ticks, fleas or other insects to the home in their fur. Put a reputable tic and a flea collar on your pets. Ask your veterinarian to suggest a good tick collar for the family pet and be sure to ask which collar would be most protective. Close the doors of your room. Do not allow your pets to rest in bed. Often, ticks fall out of a pet and then join children, parents or grandparents who begin a journey to debilitating Ld.
Perform frequent and extensive tick checks, especially on the scalp area.
Wear light-colored clothing.  Tuck your pants into your socks or tape around your cuffs.
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Put the clothes in a dryer for 30 minutes to kill the ticks: washing the clothes will not kill the ticks!
products containing Permethrin for clothing (spraying). They are very effective for adults and recommended for hunters. Do not use these products in children.
Clothing with permethrin is available in many stores or catalogs such as L. L. Bean. Pants, socks, shirts and a variety of other clothes with permethrin would be a great protector against ticks and many insects.
Consider using new repellents without DEET. BEAT IT The insect spray is completely natural and can be found at Walmart. Ideal for all ages and has been tested on ticks and insects in the Amazon.
Lisa, a 10-year-old girl, was having problems at school. He could not concentrate, he erupted in fits of rage and he wept easily. Finally, his muscles and joints began to hurt. More recently, he had thrown an eraser to his teacher, before this she had been a model student. Lisa was taken to child psychiatrists and her family doctor. The doctors performed a series of tests on Lisa, including in regards to a Lyme test that was sent to the Mayo Clinic. He returned negative for Ld. Not being diagnosed with Ld early enough, many months were wasted in the tests. During this time, Lisa screamed in pain, and was prostrate while her mother had to feed her.
Lisa's parents finally found a doctor who understood the symptoms of peritoneal dialysis and gave Lisa a SPOT test from an Ld lab (Lab: 1 -800-832-3200). The test was positive. Lisa had to take a mixture of antibiotics for a year along with herbs and vitamins to stimulate her immune system. Eventually, she returned to school and her outbursts of anger were eradicated. The teachers knew that she needed calm and calm moments every day. They had a special "quiet zone" near the guidance counselor's office where they could rest when necessary. Many patients with Ld are affected by bright lights, rooms without air conditioning and too much noise. Thanks to a comprehensive school, Lisa will enter seventh grade with new teachers prepared for her condition while continuing to take her medication for the second year in a row. Even the cafeteria got into the act. They knew that Lisa could only have gluten-free foods, no refined sugar in her diet and, sometimes, no dairy products. Patients with LD develop many allergies, both with food and with airborne allergens such as dust or perfumes.
I've heard that Lyme disease mimics other diseases, but what other diseases?
Many doctors misdiagnosed other autoimmune diseases in patients. The following diagnostics should also include tests for Ld: MS; ALS; a variety of mental disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolarism, severe depression, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, sarcoidosis, lupus and chronic fatigue syndrome.
What are the symptoms of the early stage of Ld?
The initial stage of Ld is curable. After the symptoms of Newcastle disease, such as a bullseye-type rash or rash that comes and goes, wait two weeks after the bite and perform a SPOT test. Have your doctor order a kit at: 1-800-832-3200. Only one third of patients have a rash on the nose or a rash.
Dave defines what happened to him after a mosquito bite:
"I was mowing the grbad and a mosquito fell on my arm, I was not fast enough and tried to push it away, I had a good meal with me. I felt the flu and really nausea the day after the bite I had a headache that did not stop I started to sweat I looked at the bite on my arm All I could think was that I had West Nile, "says Dave. He continues: "My wife started noticing a red ring around the bite and I wanted her to see my doctor." My doctor examined me in West Nile and gave me the SPOT test, I had to wait about a week and a half to get the tests came back, I was sweating bullets, the results came back, I had Lyme disease, the doctor prescribed 200 mg of doxycycline twice a day for three months, he said he might even need to be in it for six months, but then he would be cured. " .
Dave could not be in the sun for a long time with his antibiotics or he would be badly burnt by the sun. Also, he could not take dairy products the previous hour or after taking Doxycycline or the effect of the pill would be denied. Eventually, Dave recovered, but had to stay on the pills for six full months.
What are the symptoms of late-stage Lyme disease?
Most Americans have late-stage Lyme disease. The CDC reports approximately 300,000 cases of positive Ld. The greater number of Ld in late stage occurs because the patients were wrongly diagnosed, up to 30 doctors or more, for two years or more. At this point, Borrelia B (Ld) has been introduced into all the cells of the body and, often, into the brain. Symptoms include: Persistent flu symptoms; eruptions that come and go; tremors or seizures; severe headaches; vomiting after eating; extreme fatigue to the point of needing several naps per day; extreme muscle and joint pain; problems sleeping all night; eye disorders or photophobia; hearing disorders; Lyme carditis; A-fib or other heart difficulties.
When the Ld crosses into the brain: the reduction of serotonin causes extreme depression, anxiety, OCD and the mimicry of established mental illnesses such as bi-polarism or schizophrenia. Rabies occurs in children and adults when the child or adult has been peaceful before Ld. Often, POTS and PANDAS occur in approximately one third of patients with Ld.
Note: Death may occur in the late stage of Ld. Ld is a disease that needs better tests by conventional doctors and the correct treatment. It is not a mysterious disease, it is here to stay, and should not be denied by doctors and medical personnel. It is in all states of the nation, including arid climates and cold climates. Ticks are a problem throughout the year. They jump on snow in the winter and can attack hikers or hunters. The solution for chronic or late Ld is a variety of antibiotics and alternative care to develop the immune system. Following a gluten-free diet and not having refined sugar in the diet is a must. However, to date there is no cure for the late stage Ld.
Have fun in the sun, but consider the possibilities of insect and tick bites. Do a tick check before showering every day.
Judith Weeg has helped Ld patients for 25 years. She has received humanitarian awards for her work with patients. She was a former Health Educator with CDC. Questions about Ld: [email protected]