Different Tick Borne Infections and Their Treatment In Ayurveda

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This write-up will be all about various diseases and differences between them including their signs and symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and basic Ayurvedic treatment. We will be discussing here Lyme disease, Babesiosis, Bartonellosis, Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichiosis. The common thing in between all of them is that they all are caused by tick bites, however, the microorganism causing them may differ. The main way to prevent yourself from these infectious diseases is to avoid tick bites.

DISEASES

1. LYME DISEASE

This is the infectious disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria which are transmitted to humans through a bite from deer tick or black-legged. Signs and symptoms may appear with 3 days to 30 days after the bite from the infectious organism and the severity of the complaints may depend upon the severity and stage of the infection. Even in some rare cases the signs and symptoms may appear after a few months of the bite. The most interesting fact about this is that the tick to transmit the infection should attach to your body at least for 36-48 hours and removing the tick before this period is completed makes you safe from getting the infection.

The Signs and Symptoms include

  • Headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Rashes on body
  • Swelling and pain in joints
  • Loss of tone of muscles causing drooping on the face
  • Palpitations or irregular heart rate
  • Inflamed spinal cord or brain
  • Severe pains, tingling, and numbness in feet and hands

tick borne disease

2. BABESIOSIS

It is one of the rare blood infections but can prove to be fatal in some conditions. Babesiosis is caused by Babesia which is tiny parasites. Babesia microti is the most commonly affecting type of this parasite. When the bite occurs the organism enters the bloodstream and then the red blood cells. Babesiosis can also be transmitted to humans through transfusion of contaminated blood or by infected mother to baby during birth.

The Common Signs and Symptoms observed are

  • Pain in body
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Fatigue and malaise
  • Sweating
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mental confusion
  • Palpitations
  • Dizziness and weakness
  • Dark urine
  • Yellow skin, eyes, and mouth due to jaundice

2. BARTONELLOSIS

This infection is caused in humans by the bacteria called Bartonella. Bartonellosis can be of various types like Cat scratch disease, Trench fever, and Carrion’s disease. This infectious disease can present itself in two ways, either Acute septic phase or Chronic eruptive phase. It is a potentially life-threatening condition and if not treated timely can prove to be fatal.

Some Common Signs and Symptoms noticed are

  • Pain and aches all over the body
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Chill
  • Pain in back and abdomen
  • Soreness of throat
  • Weight loss

2. ANAPLASMOSIS

It is also a tick borne disease which is caused by the bite of a tick carrying Anaplasma phagocytophilum. The other modes of contracting Anaplasmosis is through infected syringes, contaminated blood transfusion, tattoo instruments, castration or hypodermic needles. These are gram negative micro-organism that too infect red blood cells. One interesting fact about this infection is that it is also caused by the same ticks that transmit Lyme disease.

The Signs and Symptoms of Anaplasmosis are

  • Fever
  • Decrease in number of white blood cells
  • Decreased platelets
  • Increased levels of Liver enzymes
  • Increased heart rate
  • Blood in urine
  • Diarrhea
  • Anorexia
  • Weight loss

4. EHRLICHIOSIS

This is also a bacterial infectious disease transmitted by ticks that causes symptoms similar to those of flu. Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichiosis are closely related but both are transmitted by different microorganisms. The prognosis of Ehrlichiosis is better than Anaplasmosis. The signs and symptoms starts to develop after 24 hours of infected tick feeding on the person.Initially the symptoms are similar to those of flu.

The Set of Signs and Symptoms appears are

  • Fever (Mild)
  • Headache
  • Pain in muscles
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue and malaise
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain in joints
  • Mental confusion
  • Rashes on skin
  • Cough

TREATMENT

In modern medicine system there are various antibiotics that treat these tick borne infectious diseases. However many of them have become resistant to commonly used antibiotics that is a big problem also there are many side effects of these antibiotics if used in long term. On the other hand you can opt for the natural treatment through Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the science of life, originated in India and now being practiced and used in various parts of the globe. In this system of medicines herbs, herbal products and natural therapies are used to treat the disease. The treatment is gentle and safe without any side effects, if taken under supervision of a registered practitioner.

TREATMENT IN PLANET AYURVEDA

Herbs for tick borne infections

Treatment of Tick Borne Infections

Planet Ayurveda is a herbal company that is emerging in the Ayurveda world as a renowned brand which offers effective and successful treatment for various ailments. The herbal products manufactured here are produced from the purest and best quality herbs under the supervision of MD Ayurveda doctors. Basic and authentic Ayurvedic principles are the base of treatment here. From the above mentioned “tick” infections also Planet Ayurveda offers amazing and effective herbal combinations that help in managing the condition and treating the ailment eventually.

1. Curcumin capsule

These single herb capsules are prepared from standardized extract of active compound of turmeric, i.e. Curcumin. Curcumin capsules are very well known to possess numerous medicinal properties like antifungal, antibacterial, immunity enhancer, anti inflammatory etc. These amazing properties make it any effective formula to treat these tick borne infections.

Dosage– Take 1 cap twice daily with plain water after meals

2. Aller G Care

These are the polyherbal capsules that are prepared from standardized extracts of herbs like Haridra, Neem, Shirish and Ashwagandha. These help in treating the all the complaints related to allergic reaction of any type be it dust, food, microorganism etc. It relieves skin rashes, soothes inflamed part and clear the toxin from the body.

Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water

3. Giloy capsule

These capsules are prepared from standardized extract of Tinospora cordifolia (Giloy). These capsules possess many therapeutic properties like anti inflammatory, immunomodulating, anti bacterial etc. Giloy capsules help to treat the infection and its related complaints effectively.

Dosage– Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water

4. Kaishore guggul

These polyherbal tablets are prepared from the various medicinal herbs like Guggul, Giloy, Shunthi, Amalaki, Bibhitaki, Haritaki, etc. It possesses marked blood purifying properties that help in clearing the various toxins and infectious agents from the blood treating and preventing infections. Kaishore guggul tablets also have anti inflammatory and analgesic properties.

Dosage– Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water

5. Dashmoola capsule

These polyherbal capsules are the mixture of ten amazing herbs like Bilwa, Shyonak, Patla, Agnimantha, Gambhari etc. All these herbs collectively helps in treating fever, cough, body pains, and breathing ailments .

Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water

6. Navkarshik Churna

This churna is a classical Ayurvedic formulation which has been used since ages to treat any ailment in which there is accumulation of by products, toxin substances or infections in the blood. It consist of various herbs like Vacha, Neem, Manjishtha, Katuki, Amla, Haritaki, Bahera, etc.

Dosage– Take 1 teaspoon twice daily after meals with plain water

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030 Or Check Website – www.PlanetAyurveda.com

CONCLUSION

As all the infectious diseases are related to each other and posses similar pathogenesis hence can be treated very well with the given combination of herbal products and that too without any side effects.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Read More

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