When a person is bitten by a tick, it will not necessarily have Lyme disease. It's even uncommon. Indeed, any bite is not infective. Because not all ticks are infected, and an infected tick does not necessarily transmit the disease. In addition, the disease can be effectively treated with antibiotics.
But the first step before treating Lyme disease is prevention.
Lyme disease occurs mostly from June to October, sometimes from April to November depending on weather conditions.
Campers, hunters, walkers, outdoor workers, forests and bushy areas are susceptible to Lyme disease. It is recommended that they wear protective clothing and footwear and carefully examine the skin back home. Ticks can cling to clothing and then turn to the skin.
In case of bite, do not pull the tick, the risk is to leave the implanted head in the skin with a significant risk of infection. The best is to remove it with forceps, being closest to the skin, and shooting with a sharp blow. Do not use any product, such as ether or alcohol. After removing it, locally, an antiseptic is used.
In case of proven Lyme disease, antibiotic therapy is the only treatment. It is effective most of the time at all stages of the disease.
Treatment at the primary stage results in a quick cure and avoids complications.
Antibiotic therapy is also prescribed in the later stages of the disease but the treatment is longer.
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