What is Lyme Disease?

What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme Disease is one of the most common diseases in the United States. It is commonly caused by the bacterium of Borrelia burgdorferi. It is transmitted to humans through the insect bite of the infected ticks. Some symptoms may attack your body, for example, fever, fatigue, headache, skin rash, etc. When this situation is left untreated, the infection will spread to the heart, joints, and also nervous system. Lyme disease is commonly diagnosed based on the symptoms, for example, skin rash. Laboratory testing is also required to validate Lyme infection.


Where It Started

Discovered in Lyme, Connecticut, this disease is spread through the bite of infected insects. The black-legged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) and the western black-legged ticks are the two most common types of ticks that can cause the development of Lyme disease. Ticks can attach to any parts of your body, but they are commonly found in some hard-to-see areas, such as armpits, groin, and scalp. They usually bite 36 – 48 hours before the Lyme disease develops. Most humans are usually infected by the bites of the immature ticks (commonly called nymphs). Nymphs are very tiny and they are about 2 mm in size.

Its Impact on the World

The development of Lyme disease is very progressive from year to year. Many health care providers and laboratories report new cases of Lyme disease regularly. Every year, there are about 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease are reported by the state health department. The western part of the United States can be considered as the most common area of the spread from Lyme disease. This disease will play an important role in the world because the development of this disease is still growing very rapidly. The number of annual cases of Lyme disease is much higher than any other infectious disease, such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and West Nile Virus.

The Cures or Treatment Available in The United States

The main cause of this Lyme disease is bacteria. Therefore, you need to find the best option for eliminating bacteria from your body. People treated with antibiotics can recover completely and quickly. Some common antibiotics can be used to treat this Lyme disease, for example, amoxicillin, cefuroxime axetil, and doxycycline. It is highly recommended for you to take the treatment for about 10 – 21 days depending on the doctor’s advice. For people who are sensitive or intolerant to those antibiotics can try some other products, such as erythromycin, clarithromycin, and also macrolides azithromycin.

The treatment should be continued for a few months before you can recover completely. You can go to your personal medical care expert or doctor, so they can help you manage your symptoms. However, you should avoid consuming antibiotics for too long. Long-term antibiotic treatment can be associated with deadly complications. Lyme disease can cause some other infections, such as auto-immune disorders, strep throat disease, Guillain-Barre symptoms, etc. You need to learn about how you can treat some of these symptoms, especially after you get infected by Lyme disease.

There is another common treatment that is recommended for those who are suffering from a Lyme disease attack. Permethrin can be used as a good product for fighting against this disease. You can use this product on your clothes, so you can get rid of ticks from your environment. Some other products are registered as the EPA-registered insect repellents. These repellents may contain some useful ingredients, such as picaridin, DEET, oil of lemon eucalyptus, 2-undecanone, para-menthane-diol (PMD), etc. All of these ingredients can be used to repel any ticks around you effectively.

If you are planning to get rid of any ticks in your home and surrounding areas, you can always call us at Fairfield Tick Control. Our company has a lot of professional tick experts. We know how to get rid of any ticks from your home without causing any negative side effects to you or your property. We have proven strategies and methods for controlling the growth of ticks around your property. Our high-quality, effective, and affordable tick spraying service is suitable for you who want to get rid of any ticks from your home effectively. 

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