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Lyme disease develops due to a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. This bacterium is passed on to humans by a deer tick. The tick is the carrier of the bacteria and when it bites the human being it passes t he bacteria into the blood stream.
The symptoms of Lyme disease include fever, joint pain, muscle pain, sore throat and high fever and also a rash that appears on the site of the tick bite. All these symptoms when they coexist are called Lyme disease. However, the doctor would be the best person to identify the disease.
There are various treatments available for Lyme disease and one of the primary ways of treating is through antibiotics. The antibiotic weakens the bacteria so that the antibodies found in the human body can fight the bacteria and kill it.
The antibiotics used are doxycycline, amoxicillin, penicillin, erythromycin and corticosteroids. Various antibiotics are used for various parts of the body. However, one should always consult a doctor before taking these antibiotics and they should never self medicate themselves.
Alternative treatments such as herbal medications are also available for Lyme disease like probiotics, aloe vera based medications, garlic and licorice based herbs, green tea and black tea. However, these herbs can increase the strength of the immune system, but their effectiveness against killing the bacteria is not proven. One can always take these herbs along with the conventional medications that they are using. It can help the treatment to be more effective and also cure the disease faster.
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