Mostly Tick bite can be harmless but sometimes they can infect you with diseases like – Lyme disease or spotted fever.
Ticks are typically small and difficult to see until they have been attached for some time. They feed on your blood and become larger and easier to see.
What are Ticks?
Ticks are parasites that feed on warm-blooded hosts by biting them. A tick can affect humans and animals both with bacteria, viruses, and protozoa that can cause diseases.
Some Conditions That Can Be Serious Are-
- Lyme disease- Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium, (Borrelia burgdorferi) that is caught by being bitten by a tick. It causes an acute severe illness with a skin rash, fatigue, muscle weakness, etc.
- Tularaemia- It is a rare and highly infectious disease caused by Francis Ella tularensis bacteria. It is also called rabbit fever or deer fly fever.
- Ehrlichiosis- It is a group of infections caused by several forms of the bacterium Ehrlichia. Ticks transmit the bacterium (and other infections such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever or Lyme disease) to humans through bites on the skin.
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever– It’s a bacterial infection that can be life-threatening if you don’t treat it early. People get this infection when bitten by an infected tick.
- Anaplasmosis- Also known as human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA), is a tick-borne disease caused by the bacterium.
- Babesiosis- An infection of the red blood cells, that is caused by a parasite called Babesia and is usually transmitted by a tick bite. It may present with high fever, chills, joint pain, and headache.
Another condition is-
- Colorado tick fever.
- Powassan virus.
- Southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI).
- Tick paralysis.
- Spotted fever.
- Relapsing fever.
- Heartland virus.
Types Of Ticks-
Ticks are parasites that feed on warm-blooded hosts. They are related to mites and spiders because they are all arthropods. That means they have eight legs. There are many kinds of ticks.
- Blacklegged tick, also known as deer ticks.
- Lone Star tick.
- Dog tick (American dog tick and brown dog tick).
Ticks can vary in size and color- Some are larger, and some are brown or reddish-brown. Others are darker Some have lighter markings on their backs.
Symptoms of Ticks-
What are the symptoms that a tick bite might cause?
Many of the conditions caused by ticks have common symptoms that include-
- Muscle pain.
- Itchiness or irritation, but usually not right away.
- Skin rash.
Some rashes caused by ticks indicate the infection. Small reddish or purplish spots (called petechiae) happen in Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Expanding rashes that may look like a bulls-eye is the erythema migraines signal of Lyme disease. A similar rash happens with southern tick-associated rash illness or STARI. STARI’s rash may be known as the Lone Star tick rash.
Some rashes can just look like small red or darker-colored blotches that can be difficult to see.
- BAPTISIA- For lymphatic temperament, great prostration with a disposition to the decomposition of fluids, ulceration of mucus membrane.
- CONIUM- One of the best remedies for ticks. This disease is especially for old maids and women during climacteric.
- ALLIUM CEPA- Acute catarrhal inflammation of mucus membranes, with increased secretion. This remedy gives the best results in licks.
- TARANTULA- It’s a species from the same family. It will affect deeper in the tissue by preventing various mind fluctuations. It also helps to cover the inflammatory condition.
- LEDUM PAL- Very useful remedy for Lyme diseases with migraines affecting the area of the tick bite that is cold. There is a tingling sensation in the scalp region.
Homeo Care Clinic
Dr. Vaseem Choudhary along with his team has treated many patients successfully with ticks with lots of positive results so if you are seeking your cure, please visit our center for further assistance.
Such as many more patients recovered from Homeopathy at the Homeo Care Clinic. If you have any health problems, you may need to follow a special diet plan. Dr. Vaseem Choudhary has given a complete diet chart for various diseases.