Lyme Disease Treatment

Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness in North America and Europe and is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Deer ticks typically carry the bacteria, which they spread to humans wile feeding on their blood, but other insects including mosquitoes are also implicated.

The first symptom of Lyme disease is usually a rash in a in the shape of a bull’s-eye around the site of the tick bite.

However, other symptoms may be present and can include:

Flu-like symptoms - Fever, chills, fatigue, body aches and a headache may accompany the rash.
Joint pain - If the infection is not treated, bouts of severe joint pain and swelling may occur, particularly in the knees.

Dr Minkoff Interviewed About Lyme Disease on News Channel 8

Neurological problems - In some cases, untreated infection resulting from Lyme disease may result in inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain (meningitis), temporary paralysis of one side of the face (Bell's palsy) and numbness or weakness in limbs.

At our Clearwater clinic, part of our Lyme disease treatment protocol includes rebuilding the immune response so that it can target the infection and using natural antibiotics, such as ozone or hydrogen peroxide against the bug itself. 

Lyme Disease Treatment Essentials

What is Lyme Disease

what-is-lyme-disease Lyme disease is a condition that is spread by deer ticks, and anyone who is bitten by a deer tick has the potential of developing Lyme disease. It’s been known since 1975, when children who lived around or played in wooded areas...

Lyme Disease Symptoms

lyme-disease-symptoms Lyme disease often presents a spectrum of symptoms that are often overlooked as Lyme related symptoms. Patient may not be presenting with the hallmark Lyme rash that develops after a tick or mosquito bite and often don’t recall being bitten, contributing to a high rate of Lyme misdiagnosis...

Chronic Lyme Disease Symptoms

Chronic Lyme Disease SymptomsChronic Lyme disease often presents a wide range of symptoms which can mimic the symptoms of other conditions. Patients whose Lyme disease goes undiagnosed for months or even years, run the risk of developing chronic Lyme disease symptoms...

Lyme Disease Treatment

lyme-disease-treatment Lyme disease is a condition that is spread by deer ticks and in some cases mosquitoes, and anyone who is bitten by a deer tick has the potential of developing Lyme disease. Several treatments are available, with varying levels of efficacy...

Lyme Disease Stages

lyme disease stages Lyme disease was first reported in the United States in the town of Old Lyme, Connecticut, in 1977 when children who lived around or played in wooded areas came down with pains, aches, fever, and a pervasive feeling of illness...

Lyme Disease Diagnosis

lyme disease diagnosis A Lyme disease diagnosis can be very difficult to make as the disease is known as the “great imitator” since it mimics the symptoms of other chronic conditions. A practitioner can usually make a Lyme disease diagnosis if the patient presents in...

Treating Chronic Lyme Disease

lyme-disease-symptoms Chronic Lyme disease often presents a wide range of symptoms which can mimic the symptoms of other conditions. Patients whose Lyme disease goes undiagnosed for months or even years, run the risk of developing chronic Lyme disease symptoms which may include arthritis, fatigue and anxiety...



Lyme Disease Therapies

Ozone Therapies

Ozone is found in its natural state in higher levels of the atmosphere and is blue in color, hence the sky is blue. In medical use, ozone is made by passing pure oxygen through an electric coil which gives it three atoms, instead of two, making it O3. It is the addition of the third oxygen atom that makes ozone “supercharged” oxygen...

IV Therapy

IV Therapy in Clearwater & Tampa Florida In today’s modern society of nutrient depleted food (fast food, processed food, vegetables picked green and shipped thousands of miles and stored in coolers for weeks or months before we eat them), and daily exposure to hundreds of toxic chemicals, our bodies are “left out in the cold” so to speak, and health suffers. Many...

BioPhoton Therapy & UVB Light Therapy

LifeWorks Wellness Center recently added UVBI therapy (also known as Biophoton Light Therapy) to its list of cutting-edge therapies & services. This combination of ozone therapy with biophoton therapy (UVB light therapy) offers relief to patients who suffer from chronic infections and viruses...

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF)

When the cells of the body have been injured, such as with trauma or toxin overload or even cancer, they may lose their ability to generate proper energy levels to maintain their health. When this occurs they will swell and heal slowly or not at all. The result may be chronic swelling, or chronic...

Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy (Mas Mat)

Detox, Pain Relief, Cell-Rejuvenation and much more. Pain is a message from our body. The tissue cries out for energy flow, in the form of magnetic fields. The reason that Pulsed Magnetic Field (PMF) therapy works so effectively is because it supports the metabolism and increases the blood flow throughout the whole body. Red blood...


Lyme Disease Treatment Testimonials

Dr. Minkoff on Lyme Disease Treatment

Lyme Disease in the News

Billionaire & Entire Family Tests Positive for Lyme Disease

john caudwell with son rufus caudwell smallBritish billionaire John Caudwell, founder of Phones 4U, recently went public with the devastating discovery that his entire family—himself included—has been diagnosed with the masquerading Lyme disease....

Pop Rock Singer Avril Lavigne Battles Lyme Disease

avril lavigne lyme disease treatmentIn April of 2015, Avril Lavigne revealed to People magazine that she had been diagnosed with a chronic form of Lyme disease. Avril dealt with inexplicable symptoms for months until finally being correctly diagnosed and put on a path to recovery. Her publicized experience with Lyme helps to raise awareness of the chronic disease that continues to affect thousands, perhaps millions, every year. 

Celebrity Yolanda Foster Announces Children Also Have Lyme Disease

yolanda foster children lyme disease sm

Yolanda Foster, prominent celebrity on the reality show Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2012. Until this year, the diagnoses of her two children Bella and Anwar Hadid had been kept from the public eye.

Tommy Hilfiger’s Daughter Fights Lyme Disease

amy hilfiger lyme disease smlTommy Hilfiger--famous American fashion designer and founder of the popular menswear brand Tommy Hilfiger Corporation—is no longer the only Hilfiger standing in the “lyme-light”. Tommy Hilfiger’s daughter Ally Hilfiger has recently gone public with her excruciating battle with Lyme disease.


Learn More About Lyme Disease Treatment

Lyme Disease in Children

lyme-disease-symptoms Cases of Lyme disease are really on the increase throughout the US and 25% of all new cases reported are children. Lyme disease in children is most common in boys aged 5-9 years old...

Lyme and Antibiotics

Treatment with antibiotics for Lyme disease may be effective if the disease is correctly diagnosed in the early stages. However, the longer the patient goes without seeking treatment, Lyme disease may be very difficult to get under control with antibiotics...

Lyme Disease in Florida

Historically, Lyme disease outbreaks had thought to have been contained in the northeastern part of the US, but it is now recognized that Lyme disease in Florida is becoming a real problem...

Lyme Disease in Women

Lyme disease in women can be very unpleasant, especially if it is not diagnosed correctly at an early stage. Women who believe they may have been infected by the bacteria genusBorreila from a deer tick or mosquito bite should seek medical help immediately, especially if symptoms develop...

Lyme Disease Test

lyme disease testA Lyme disease test is usually ordered by a practitioner when a patient displays symptoms of Lyme disease. The test for Lyme disease is a blood test which detects antibodies to the bacteria spirochetes Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria spread by certain ticks and arthropods...

Lyme Disease Borreliosis

lyme-disease-symptoms Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by three species of bacteria transmitted by the deer tick and quite possibly by mosquitoes, too. The bacteria belong to the genusBorreila and hence the disease is often identified as Lyme Borreliosis...



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