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What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is caused by tick bites.  Deer ticks that carry Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria can spread the disease when they feed on the blood of animals and humans.  The size of ticks is usually likened to a poppy seed or sesame seed.

Lyme disease was named after a town called Lyme in Connecticut, because there were a number of cases reported in that town in 1975.

 

How do people get Lyme Disease?

Ticks that carry the disease thrive in heavily-wooded or grassy areas, including your backyard or the park.  If you live or spend time in those areas, there’s a higher likelihood you will get tick bites. 

Can you prevent Lyme Disease?

If you take commonsense precautions, you can reduce the likelihood of being bitten by infected ticks.  For example:  wear long socks, use insect-repellent, wear high boots, etc., when you are in a grassy or heavily-wooded environment.

What do I do if I find ticks on my skin?

Use a tweezer to carefully pull out the entire body of the tick.  Don’t use oil or cream to crush the tick body because that might cause the ticks to release the bacteria in your skin.

What are the symptoms of Lyme Disease?

The acute symptoms include bulls-eye skin rash, fever, fatigue, shifting aches and pain, depression, and swollen lymph glands which mimic many other diseases such as yeast and parasitic infections, fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. In many cases, there are no acute but chronic symptoms.

In the next articles, I will discuss diagnosis and treatment for Lyme disease.  Stay tuned.

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