Lyme Disease – Some Little Known Facts You May Not Have Heard Before

A mysterious, typically undiagnosed illness called as Lyme disease has been affecting thousands of unsuspecting individuals across the world. Lyme disease bacteria are carried by ticks, which are very similar to malaria being transmitted by mosquitoes. Due to the fact that the tick bite is the source, it’s quite important to know some facts regarding ticks, and the role they play while a person is suffering from this weakening illness.

  • It’s a bit creepy, however true that you can’t feel the tick crawling on your skin.lyme disease
  • Before biting Ticks numb the skin, so a person may not notice one unless someone else sees it.
  • Tick on their skin is only found by 20% patients.
  • While attacking, ticks moves onto the tips of grass or leaves, move their front legs, and wait to jump on a person.
  • To track a person, ticks follow his/her breath (CO2).
  • Lyme disease happens most often throughout the summer months, while the nymph type of the tick is alive.
  • A nymph is around the size of a small seed or the tip of a pencil.
  • Ticks can’t hop or fly, they will solely crawl.
  • Ticks usually feed upon several animals such as cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, squirrels and raccoons.
  • Birds are generally responsible for spreading ticks around the region.
  • Infection is transmitted by ticks only after attacking and consuming the blood of their host.
  • To transmit Lyme disease in a person, usually the tick has to be connected with the host’s body for a minimum of 24 hours.
  • Lyme disease has not been transmitted into the body, if you find a tick still flat, small and not filled with blood.
  • Lyme is not simply in some regions, but it’s all over Australia, and it’s quite widespread in other parts of the world too.
  • Lyme disease can cause autism, chronic fatigue syndrome etc.
  • It’s not necessary that everyone who is bitten by a tick gets the bulls-eye rash.
  • Lyme disease is caused by an infective agent (pathogen) which is large in size virulent spirochete bacteria.
  • Poisonous spirochete bacteria drill your skin to reach inside your body.
  • To avoid destruction by antibiotics, a cyst is formed by a mass of spirochetes.
  • Lyme disease can prove to be quite a deadly illness if it infiltrates vital organs such as heart, brain, etc.

 

  • Removing The Tick From The Body

Ensure that you remove the tick gently using tweezers and pulling backwards slowly, clutching the tick as closely as possible. While plucking the tick make sure that you don’t leave the head of the tick embedded in the skin. Tick removal tool can be easily bought from pet supply outlets. For identification purposes, save the tick in a sealed jar.

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