Updated: Jun 19, 2021
Lyme Disease is a tick-borne infection caused by bacteria and starts with a small red dot and then spread into a rash. Which usually occurs 3 to 32 day after the actual bite.
If untreated, it can move into the bloodstream and cause inflammation in the joints, brain and heart issues due to infection. The tick that causes this type of disease lives mostly in Asia, Europe and the United States. Related tick also lives in Australia, but according to Government health website don't have the bacteria. However, Australian is still being diagnosed with the condition, this could be because of oversea travel, but the statistic is not available.
There are a few tests that can be conducted to diagnose if you have the antibodies to Lyme disease. These can be sourced through your doctor.
Symptoms of Lyme disease
Achy, stiff, swollen joints
Headache, dizziness, fever
Sensitive to light and vision
As you can see, these symptoms can be related so many illnesses, for example ross river fever has a similar symptom picture. It is important to get a diagnosis to determine if it is in fact, Lyme disease or potentially something else as treatment will be different for each.
When beginning bitten by a tick
Make sure you remove the tick correctly so not to spread any disease that it may have or poison into the system.
This is best done using fine-pointed tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible. Gently pull the tick straight out with steady pressure. If you have difficulty, seek medical attention." Taken from the health.gov website.
Homeopathic for tick bites
After a tick is removed
We have a homeopathic remedy call Ledum which is used for any bite where the skin has been punctured. Ledum supports healing of the skin and has been used in the past for the removal of poison from a tick bite.
The Lyme disease node is also available.
Homeopathy is a traditional medicine. It may be used in conduction with other medicines. For any ongoing chronic condition, it is important to be assessed or examined by your healthcare professional or specialist. Always seek medical advice in emergencies. The information displayed in this post is to be used as information only, always seek professional advice before starting any medication.