Lyme Disease Treatment

Lyme Disease in Children

A child in bed, suffering from Lyme disease

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 disease symptoms in children can become very painful, especially if the disease is not treated immediately. Parents who believe their child may have been bitten by a deer tick or mosquito should seek medical help immediately if symptoms develop. At an early stage, Lyme disease in children can be effectively treated with antibiotics and the symptoms will often subside.

Lyme disease is an illness caused by an infectious microbe that is transmitted to people by blood-sucking arthropods (insects or arachnids). 50% of children with Lyme disease have no history of tick attachment even though the tick must generally be attached for about 36 hours in order for it to transmit the Lyme disease bacteria. When an infected tick or mosquito bites, bacteria travel to the tick’s salivary glands and then into the body through the skin.  It takes about 24 hours for a tick to attach itself to the skin and begin to feed.

Lyme Disease Symptoms in Children – What to Look For

Early Lyme disease symptoms in children can resemble flu’-like symptoms such as fever, muscles aches, fatigue, nausea and joint pain. Lyme disease in children can also be indicated by a rash in the shape of a bulls-eye and by some paralysis of the facial muscles. Treatment should begin if any of these symptoms present themselves following a tick or mosquito bite.

Less than 70% of children develop the rash associated with Lyme disease and so detection may be hard. Symptoms in children may be more severe when the disease has been undetected for weeks or months. These symptoms could include; headaches, fatigue, light sensitivity, uncharacteristic behavior, outbursts, inability to sustain attention and painful joints. Often at this stage, Lyme disease is mistaken for another condition and unless proper testing is performed, a mis-diagnosis may be made and the condition may worsen.

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Solutions to Lyme Disease in Children

At LifeWorks Wellness Center, we believe that the best treatment for Lyme disease in children is ozone therapy. We combine this with a range of nutritional IVs to boost the child’s immune system. As a result of these combined therapies along with a tailor made program for your particular situation, it is not uncommon for our patients to achieve success. Read & watch some of our Lyme disease testimonials.

Where to Find Treatment for Lyme Disease in Children

Many residents of Tampa Bay have already benefited from our Lyme disease treatment protocols, and we’ll be happy to book a consultation. Contact us at (727) 466-6789 for an appointment or inquire online today.

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About Dr. Minkoff, Medical Director

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s wife Sue, a Registered Nurse, became interested in nutrition and health and began to go to lectures from some of the experts in the field. At the time, Dr. Minkoff was pretty fixed in his view of traditional medicine and it took a lot of convincing to get him to come to one of these lectures. After hearing Dr. Jeffrey Bland speak, Dr. Minkoff had a eureka moment and began pursuing the alternative field with a vengeance. Based on this new knowledge Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic in 1997 to help some friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States. In the process, he gained expertise in Biological medicine, integrative oncology, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy, and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. Dr. Minkoff is one of the most in-demand speakers in the field and wrote an Amazon best-selling book called The Search For The Perfect Protein. The demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes cutting-edge nutritional solutions for the many health problems of today. Dr. Minkoff writes two free online newsletters, “The Optimum Health Report” and ”The BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter”, to help others learn about optimum health and fitness. Dr. Minkoff is an avid athlete himself and has completed 43 Ironman Triathlons. To keep his fitness maximal, he lives the lifestyle he teaches to others and tries to set an example for others, so they can enjoy a life free of pain and full of energy.