Featured Lyme Disease Articles
Descriptions of Featured Lyme Disease Articles
A characteristic rash may occur in someone with Lyme disease, a disease transmitted by ticks. This part of the eMedTV Web site provides an overview of Lyme disease, including information on treatment, prevention, and possible symptoms.
Symptoms of Lyme Disease
This segment of the eMedTV archives offers an in-depth look at Lyme disease symptoms. A characteristic rash is usually the first sign of infection. Other common symptoms of Lyme disease include fever, swollen lymph nodes, and muscle aches.
Lyme Disease Symptoms
Fatigue, rash, joint pain, and fever are a few common Lyme disease symptoms. As this eMedTV article explains, these signs and symptoms can last for months or even years after the initial Lyme disease infection.
The deer tick (also known as the black-legged tick) can spread Lyme disease to humans and other animals. This eMedTV article outlines the life stages of this tick and explains how they transmit Lyme disease.
Early Symptoms of Lyme Disease
This page of the eMedTV site outlines the early symptoms of Lyme disease, including headache, fever, swollen lymph nodes, and a characteristic rash. This page provides especially detailed information on the rash that is a common sign of the disease.
Lyme Disease Rash
As this eMedTV article explains, the Lyme disease rash is often shaped like a bullseye and is a characteristic symptom of the disease. This resource provides a general overview of this rash and also lists other symptoms of Lyme disease.
During the tick removal process, avoid crushing the tick's body. As this eMedTV article explains, it is okay if the tick's mouthparts stay in the skin. This part of the archives explains the correct way to remove a tick.
First Symptoms of Lyme Disease
As this eMedTV article explains, one of the first symptoms of Lyme disease is a rash that appears at the site of the tick bite that caused the infection. This page discusses this rash and other early signs and symptoms of the disease, such as fever.
Treatment for Lyme Disease
Oral antibiotics are typically used as a treatment for Lyme disease. As this eMedTV segment explains, certain types of Lyme disease may also include intravenous (IV) antibiotics. The typical length of treatment ranges from 14 to 28 days.
Early Lyme Disease Symptoms
Common early Lyme disease symptoms include fatigue, chills, fever, and a characteristic rash. As this eMedTV Web page explains, however, not all patients will experience the same early symptoms of the disease.
Lyme Disease Prevention
An important step in preventing Lyme disease is to avoid having ticks come in contact with your skin. As this eMedTV resource explains, there are many ways to prevent this disease, such as applying pesticides and avoiding areas with many ticks.
Lyme Disease Transmission
As this eMedTV article explains, transmission of Lyme disease occurs through the bite of an infected black-legged tick. This page describes the bacterium that causes Lyme disease and explains how the disease can't be spread by person-to-person contact.
Cure for Lyme Disease
Antibiotics are usually used as a cure for Lyme disease. As this eMedTV Web page explains, early diagnosis reduces the length of antibiotic treatment. Intravenous (IV) treatment may be needed for certain forms of the disease.