Lyme disease is a debilitating illness caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Many people infected with Lyme disease also have co-infections with other tick-borne bacteria. These co-infections can complicate the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and can lead to more severe symptoms.
Serious symptoms include severe headaches, neck stiffness, facial or Bell’s palsy, heart palpitations, cognitive problems, arthritis, and nerve pain. In rare cases, Lyme disease can even be fatal.
Here are some of the most common co-infections that occur alongside Lyme disease:
Lyme disease and its co-infection symptoms usually appear within a few days or weeks after the tick bite and may include flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, fatigue, and muscle and joint pain. However, the most distinctive symptom of Lyme disease is the rash, often in a bullseye pattern at the site of the tick bite. The rash usually appears within a few days after the tick bite, but not everyone develops it.
Despite the prevalence of Lyme disease, many myths and misunderstandings surround it. For example, it is often thought that Lyme disease can only be contracted in rural or wooded areas; ticks can be found in many environments, including suburban and urban areas. Additionally, many believe you can only contract Lyme disease from a tick attached to your skin for 24 hours or more. However, ticks can transmit the bacteria in less than 24 hours, so removing any tick as soon as you notice it is essential.
If you suspect a tick has bitten you, remove the tick as soon as possible using a tick removal tool. Do not twist or jerk the tick, which can cause the mouthparts to break off and remain in your skin. Once the tick is removed, clean the bite area with rubbing alcohol or soap and water.
The diagnosis of Lyme disease can be tricky; physicians typically use a blood test to check for the presence of antibodies to the Lyme bacterium; however, this test is not always reliable. If you have found a tick on your person, note when the bite occurred and if you have developed any symptoms.
Prevention is the best way to reduce the risk of contracting these co-infections.
The same measures that can help prevent Lyme disease also apply to these other illnesses; these include:
Supporting your body when dealing with Lyme Disease and its co-infections
The dosage and application of the products will vary depending on individual needs and should be monitored by a healthcare professional. Overall, CellCore Biosciences’ advanced formulas provide a natural, complementary approach to treating Lyme Disease and work to restore the body’s health and wellness through detoxification, immune support, and reduction in inflammation.
Some research studies have shown that infrared sauna can aid in reducing muscle pain and fatigue and improve the overall quality of life. When considering using an infrared sauna as part of a Lyme disease treatment plan, it’s essential to consult your healthcare provider to ensure it is appropriate for you.
Regular infrared sauna use is recommended, typically for twenty to thirty minutes, depending on individual tolerance. By adding a natural treatment like infrared sauna therapy to a Lyme disease treatment plan, individuals may experience improvements in their symptoms, less pain, and overall quality of life.
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