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Lyme Disease and Night Sweats

Lyme Disease and Night Sweats?!

Lyme disease and night sweats is a topic that surges as warmer weather arrives. According to the CDC, “Lyme disease causes a rash, often in a bull’s-eye pattern, and flu-like symptoms. Joint pain and weakness in the limbs also can occur. Most people with Lyme disease recover completely with appropriate antibiotic treatment. For those who develop syndromes after their infection is treated, pain medications may provide symptomatic relief.”

Lyme disease is caused by a bite from an infected deer tick and has been increasing in occurrences annually. Reports of infection rates are 25 times greater now than they were in 1982 and more than 300,000 people are diagnosed annually. Initial symptoms of Lyme disease are similar to the flu, with night sweat, fevers and chills.

“Up to 50% of ticks in Lyme-endemic areas are infected with the disease. The onset of Lyme disease symptoms can be easily mistaken for other illnesses. Once symptoms are more evident the disease may have already entered the central nervous system, and could be hard to cure.” For more information on Lyme statistics, click here.
Most don’t think of Lyme disease as a cause of night sweats and hot flashes. However, as temperatures rise and people begin wearing shorts and being outdoors in areas where ticks could climb, be aware of the potential for ticks and remove them as soon as possible. Articles abound on the impacts an untreated tick bite can have.
As always, contact your doctor with any health concerns. Sleep well, sleep wicked.
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