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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published on its website the following list of frequently asked questions and answers on Lyme disease. I've been bitten by a tick. Do I have Lyme disease?
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When faced with a health concern, the first place that many people go is the internet. Although having medical advice at your fingertips is convenient, your search bar may not be the best bet for obtaining accurate information. A study done on the validity of information found online regarding Lyme disease showed that many websites, claiming to be leaders in information regarding Lyme disease, were providing inaccurate information, especially about breastfeeding while infected with Lyme disease.
Last weekI mentioned the case of Dr. Neil Spectorwhose long-undiagnosed Lyme Disease resulted in irreversible heart failure and ultimately, a heart transplant. As the Director of Developmental Therapeutics at the Duke Cancer Institute, he's a leader in applying translational research to the clinical development of molecularly targeted personalized cancer therapies.
Any woman who has Lyme disease and is considering becoming pregnant or who is pregnant, or who is bitten by a tick during pregnancy, should see a Lyme disease doctor, one who understands the serious medical implications of Lyme during pregnancy. The Lyme bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferican cross the placenta and can cause death of the fetus. The Lyme Disease Association LDA has compiled the following list of articles related to Lyme and pregnancy and Lyme and breastfeeding for informational purposes only, for your review and review by your physician. Bale JF, Jr.
Lyme diseasealso known as Lyme borreliosisis an infectious disease caused by a bacterium named Borrelia spread by ticks. Lyme disease is transmitted to humans by the bites of infected ticks of the genus Ixodes. Prevention includes efforts to prevent tick bites such as by wearing clothing to cover the arms and legs, and using DEET -based insect repellents.
In the Northern Hemisphere, spring and summer weather brings fun opportunities for families. After being cooped up in the house for the winter, they can go outside to take walks, enjoy picnics in the park and swim. With these activities come considerations such as sun protection, getting babies to nap while on the go, breastfeeding in public and bug bites.