Blog

Infectolab - cold allergy

Can Lyme Disease Cause An Allergy To The Cold?

Lyme disease can throw up all kinds of confusing symptoms. This is especially true in its chronic form, which has earned it the nickname “The Great Imitator.” Lyme represents a major challenge for both patients and doctors alike. On the one hand, late-stage Lyme disease has no defined set of symptoms, with most manifestations of the disease being generalized and patient-specific. On the other hand, chronic Lyme is not considered a legitimate disorder by most official medical bodies, meaning that research and studies on the effects of the disease are limited.

Many doctors don’t fully understand the effects of chronic Lyme, and as such, diagnosis is often compromised due to confusing symptoms. One of these disparate symptoms is called cold urticaria, which essentially translates an allergy to the cold. But can Lyme disease cause urticaria?

Continue reading “Can Lyme Disease Cause An Allergy To The Cold?”
Infectolab - brain

Which Organs Can Be Affected By Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is an illness brought on by the Borrelia bacterium. It is spread to humans through tick bites. When ticks get hold of humans, they transfer the disease through the bloodstream, sending the bacteria to all areas of the body. Lyme disease became known and studied in the early 80s, but some fossilized ticks have been known to have carried the bacteria from as long as 15 million years ago.

Continue reading “Which Organs Can Be Affected By Lyme Disease?”
Infectolab - amoxicillin

Is Doxycycline Or Amoxicillin Better For Treating Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness caused by the family of Borrelia bacteria. When an infected tick transfers the disease via bite to a living host, the bacteria makes its way through the body to organs and tissues and wreaks havoc on the nervous system and proper function of the heart, brain, muscles, and joints.

The early symptoms of Lyme present themselves as flu-like and include headache, fatigue, muscle and joint aches, and a bullseye rash at the site of the bite. As the disease progresses, the symptoms become more severe and can include cardiac issues such as arrythmia, lowered cognitive function, chronic fatigue, and pain in the joints and muscles. There is only one treatment available for ridding the body of the Borrelia bacteria, and that’s antibiotics.

Continue reading “Is Doxycycline Or Amoxicillin Better For Treating Lyme Disease?”
Infectolab - gut health

Can Lyme Disease Cause Acid Reflux?

Lyme disease causes all sorts of disparate symptoms in its chronic form. The problem of continued misdiagnosis is extremely prevalent, despite there being an estimated 300,000 new cases of Lyme every year. Chronic Lyme is not recognized as an official disease, which certainly compounds the problem; however, the issue runs deeper than that. Chronic Lyme symptoms are so varied and patient-specific that many medical professionals won’t even consider Lyme as a possible cause, simply because it covers so much ground. This can prolong patients’ suffering and increase the instances of misdiagnosis.

Continue reading “Can Lyme Disease Cause Acid Reflux?”