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Treating and Preventing Lyme Disease

Can it be treated

Lyme disease can be treated, and, provided it’s diagnosed and treated early enough, it can also be cured. The purpose of the treatment is to reduce the inflammation associated with Lyme disease, as well as to kill the bacteria which cause it. This can be accomplished with the use of the following:

Antibiotics. Lyme disease is treated with antibiotics. The most effective are Doxycycline, Amoxicillin and Ceftriaxone. Antibiotic treatment for early Lyme disease is effective, and symptoms usually go away within 3 weeks of treatment. The earlier antibiotic treatment is started after infection, the faster and more completely you will recover.

What are my options for pain management and relief?

The following methods and treatments can help you manage and relieve the painful symptoms of Lyme disease:

  • NSAIDS (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs). NSAIDs such as ASA (Aspirin), ibuprofen, or naproxen. NSAIDs are used to control pain and may help reduce inflammation. They do not control the disease or stop it from worsening.
  • Acetaminophen (ASA). This is the main ingredient in Tylenol. It provides mild pain relief. Do not give ASA to anyone younger than age 20 because it has been linked to Reye's syndrome.
  • Cortisone therapy. A corticosteroid injection can be an effective way to reduce inflammation, resulting in pain relief. However, its negative long term effects are thought to outweigh the beneficial effects.
  • Cold wrap therapy. Cold compression wraps interrupt pain signals and reduce inflammation. Arthritis immobilizes your joints by inducing swelling in the surrounding tissue. The deep cold provided by cold compression wraps/braces slows this process. Cold wraps numb the nerves to reduce the pain. In the early moments or hours of your flare-up, controlling inflammation is extremely important, especially because inflammation also strains the surrounding tissue causing more pain and damage.
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    If you don't have a cold compression wrap for managing your joint pain, an important and safe treatment method is being ignored. Our MendMeShop store contains a wide selection of cold compression wraps.

    Combine heat therapy. To increase blood flow and circulation, try combining heat therapy with cold compression. We offer hot packs for our wraps as well.


  • Ultrasound Therapy.
    Painless treatment for joint pain caused by Lyme Disease.
    Ultrasound therapy is a great option to decrease inflammation and pain you’re experiencing. You can administer your own therapy using a portable, home ultrasound device. The treatment is easy, painless, safe, and generally requires between 5 - 10 minutes. It is based on a form of deep tissue therapy, which is generated through high frequency sound waves (that we can not hear). These waves send vibrations deep into your body and raise the temperature of your soft tissue. The waves are delivered through a hand held transducer and medicinal conductive gel that are used together in a slow, circular motion on your skin over the affected area. You may experience a slight tingling or warm sensation during the process as a result of the gel; this enhances the therapeutic effects of ultrasound (phonophoresis). You deserve specialized, professional care. Get your own ultrasound kit from MendMeShop.
  • Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy. When your joint is inflamed, it needs the blood flow to promote recovery. Since you can't work your swollen joint without pain, you need to stimulate the blood flow another way. A very effective way of doing this is with Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy. The Inferno Wraps energy penetrates the body. As it is absorbed it stimulates blood flow and warms the inner tissue. It is perfectly safe, natural, and very effective.

Can it be prevented?

The best and most straightforward way to avoid getting Lyme disease is to simply avoid being bitten by ticks. There are several methods to prevent tick bites:

At home and in the backyard:

  • Remove organic debris (dead leaves, branches, sticks) from your lawn/backyard
  • Keep grass cut short
  • Keep any stacked wood in a sunny area
  • Be sure to check pet for ticks, which can be transported into your house by attaching to your pet

When hiking or camping:

  • Use bug spray/insect or tick repellent which contains DEET
  • Stay on clear trails
  • Avoid contact with high grasses, logs, shrubs and trees as much as possible
  • Wear long pants and long sleeved shirts
  • Wear shoes that cover your feet completely
  • Wear light-colored clothing, to make ticks easier to spot
  • Check your body and clothing every 1 or 2 hours for ticks

Remember: Ticks are stealthy, and most people are not even aware of a tick being on them, let alone biting them. Be sure to look carefully for them!



Do you have more questions?

If you have any questions regarding our therapeutic products and your treatment options, please contact a MendMeShop Advisor for assistance. You can be assured all your questions will be answered in a thorough and courteous manner by our trained staff.

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