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Medicine For Tick Paralysis
Just like it says..: Tick paralysis, mostly seen in the rocky mountain areas of the usa and canada in the western hemisphere, is an ascending flaccid paralysis that looks like guillain-barre syndrome but is caused by toxins from a feeding female tick, usually dermacentor. Its recovery is dependent on removal of the tick. ...Read more
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
Dogs get lymes: Dogs can get lyme disease, as mild or severe as humans. As with people, it can affect the skin (usually earliest sign), but then in second stage, it can affect joints, and it late stage cause heart and brain disease. The organism is the most common spirochete-causing disease in the world. Needs high index of suspicion by physician, diagnosis, and proper treatment. ...Read more
Avoid if possible: If tick does attach, can create a diffuse weakness picture, which is similar to Guillain-Barre. Treatment merely involves finding the tick, often in the hair, and removing it properly. Recovery occurs rapidly thereafter. ...Read more
Lyme: No, all ticks do not cause Lyme. The one that causes Lyme is tiny as a dot of pepper. Some counties or universities have labs that will examine the tick if you have it and let you know. Bell;s Palsy is not from Ticks but from a swelling of facial nerves, perhaps caused by a virus, and typically one fully recovers. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Having a panic right now I had a tick on me and my sister got it out and now I'm fearing Lyme or Bell's palsy what's the chance we live in country?
Lyme disease: There are many types of ticks. If you still have the tick you can take it to a local lab or university to find out if it is the type that give one Lyme. That one is extremely small, like a dot of pepper. Please see your doctor and mention your panic. He/she may treat you to prevent Lyme or refer you if panic attacks are part of your life. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have myself in panic over tick I've had 4 on me will it cause Lyme or neuro issues I think they lone star tick or Bell's palsy?
Ticks: There are many types of ticks and not all cause Lyme disease. If you manage to keep one, please take it to a local lab for testing. A university or clinic may have that ability. The tick that gives us Lyme is tiny, like a dot of pepper. Have your doc remove any ticks you find because you want it all out. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I was bit by a tick several months ago and diagnosed with bell's palsy a week ago. Do they automatically check for Lyme disease when running bloodwork?
I hope so: Check and make sure it was ordered nothing is automatic and it should be checked. ...Read more
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Hi I have Facial paralysis in my right side of my face. My medicine program finished 2 days ago and have very pain in my right side for 2 days.
In case of paralysis of a leaf of the diaphragm, is a surgical procedure needed or can it be treated by medicines only?
Surgical procedure: If only one side of the diaphragm is paralyzed, and the muscle is so thinned out it is pushing on the lung, sometimes a procedure to plicate the muscle is performed. This should be done by a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in this technique in a minimally invasive fashion - thoracoscopiccally, or laparoscopically. I am not aware of medication that will work for this. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my tick bite until I can see a doctor?
Is dog flea and tick medicine, the kind that gets rid of fleas, ticks, lice and others ok for humans to use?
No: There are differences in the way humans metabolize and react to some drugs compared to animals. ...Read more
I got bitten by a mite / tick. Now I have atleast 10 circular scars on my legs. What medicine will help this problem?
? Lyme disease: This rash sounds very suspicious for the rash you get with Lyme disease. A plead with you to be seen and tested for this. If diagnosed and treated within the first few weeks after contracting the illness, thee is a high cure rate. Once body starts reacting, the immune response can cause a lot of problems. You really need to tested, have the diagnosis confirmed and get on the correct antibiotics. ...Read more
I have a red bump on my scrotum from a tick bite that happened years ago. The doctor said it was nothing. They medicine they prescribed didn't help.
So, leave it alone..: A bump of years discloses its benign nature so it would be better off to leave it alone without giving additional irritation. Fact: Life is a process of constant struggle to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty of daily living for survival, growth, & continuation. But, if still in doubt, see Doc for possible surgical removal to witness nothing is free and everything comes with a price. ...Read more
I have painful urination, tick old blood discharge and itchiness since I had unprotected sex with my bf. What is this? What medicine should I take?
Please schedule an: Appointment with you primary-care-provider to discuss your concerns and undergo an evaluation. You may have a bladder infection. I'm also wondering if you are on any type of birth control. You could also discuss this with your provider. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap! ...Read more
A 45 year old patient got fascial palsy, she was given drugs with no benefit, its going for three month didn't get any better, what can be done? Thnx
Yes.: Medications used in numbing injections temporarily interrupt the entire function of the nerve injected. If the nerved which was injected is a sensory and motor nerve (meaning that it goes to/serves a muscle), the injection would cause numbness and paralysis. Ortho patients who have had "blocks" to improve pain control post-op experience this effect commonly. ...Read more
Confusing question: CP is a stable defect in movement and posture related to an injury to the nervous system that occurred in the first 3 years of life. There is no "medicine" to treat CP, but a patient with the disorder may have a variety of related problems (seizures, excess salivation, etc) that might benefit from medication. ...Read more
Muscle paralysis: Muscle paralysis occurs when there is a lack of muscle function. ...Read more
I was diagnose with bells palsy 3 days ago my doctor told me it was a little bit t late to get treated but I don't understand mine medicine is only20mg?
Bells Palsy: Bells palsy is only a diagnosis of exclusion, not a primary diagnosis especially if its the first time happening. 3 days is still early enough to begin treatment if other pathologies are sufficiently excluded to make idiopathic facial Nerve inflammation and compression the likely diagnosis. The starting Prednisone dose should be at least 60 mg for 3 days followed by taper to be effective. See ENT. ...Read more