Understanding Lyme Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention (Updated)

Managing Symptoms and Reducing Risk of Re-Infection

Living with Lyme disease can be very challenging, and managing symptoms and reducing the risk of re-infection can be difficult. The first step in managing your symptoms is to get a proper diagnosis.

After diagnosis, Doctor’s typically prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection. It is essential to finish the entire course of antibiotics, even if your symptoms improve. If you don’t complete the course of antibiotics, the bacteria may not be eliminated entirely. Relapse often occurs if left untreated.

Moreover, to reduce the risk of re-infection, it is important to:

  • Avoid tick-infested areas,
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants when outdoors,
  • Wear insect repellent, and
  • Check for ticks on your body after being outdoors.

Aside from medications and avoiding tick-infested areas, there are other ways to help manage the symptoms of the disease.

  • Exercise and stretching can help reduce joint pain,
  • Yoga can help with stress and anxiety, and
  • Eating a healthy diet will help boost your immune system.

Additionally, it is essential to get plenty of rest to allow your body to heal and reduce stress. Living with Lyme disease can be difficult at times. Although with proper diagnosis, treatment, and lifestyle changes, the symptoms can be managed, and the risk of re-infection can be reduced.

Conclusion

Lyme disease is a severe condition that should not be taken lightly. The disease can significantly impact your life and health. Therefore it is important to be aware of the signs, symptoms, and diagnosis as early as possible.

Early diagnosis and treatment are key to managing symptoms and leading a healthy life. If you suspect you have Lyme disease, you must contact your doctor immediately to discuss diagnosis and treatment options

Written by Martin Davis