Look out! What are the Lyme disease symptoms you should check with your child? How should you treat your child?
After suffering from Lyme disease, I became conscious about my family’s health as well. I became more apprehensive when I learned that young children are more prone to Lymes disease. It is very easy to educate grown up people about any disease, but making children to understand, can be futile. After all, you cannot stop your child from playing in park or beach.
Fortunately, my children did not acquire the disease, which created havoc in my life. However, I explained them all preventive measures that, they need to take while stepping out in woods, parks and beaches. I have listed those preventive measures under the topic Lymes disease prevention.
If you think your child is suffering from Lymes disease, you need to look out for those immediate symptoms. Watch out for other symptoms such as red rashes, flu, joint pain, lack of concentration and tenderness in muscles. Sometimes, a child may suffer from persistent flu or joint pain, but his or her body may not develop rashes.
Many times, rashes appear on body for a while and then completely vanish after few hours or days. In such situation, parents often get confused and worried. Therefore, without wasting time, take your child to a good pediatrician. A pediatrician then verifies these symptoms and conducts certain tests on the individual. A simple blood test confirms whether your child is suffering from Lymes disease or not.
Apart from this, a pediatrician may also conduct few other tests to determine the physical ability of the child. Because, when individuals suffer from Lymes disease their abilities to execute different physical tasks reduce considerably.
Treatment of Lymes Disease:
Doctors may ask you few questions concerning your family history. Recent findings depict that, in the past if your family member had acquired this disease, there are chances that, their offspring may also acquire this disease. However, this possibility is one out of ten.
Next, doctors may prescribe few antibiotics and medicines to child. Antibiotics prevent the spread of infection. Pediatricians recommend antibiotics such as Amoxicillin, Ceftin or Doxycycline. The period of dose varies from one week to two weeks. Many symptoms fade away after treatment. Thus, proper and prompt dose of medicines ensures effective and speedy recovery from Lymes disease.
I know what Lymes disease does to a person. Hence, if you think your child has Lymes disease symptoms, you know what you have to do, consult a pediatrician immediately.