Tag Archives: Lyme disease

Water on the Knee Could Signal Lyme Disease

People who have spontaneous knee effusion – commonly referred to as “water on the knee” – may need to be tested for Lyme disease. Water on the knee can be a primary symptom of Lyme disease even if the person doesn’t have the typical bull’s eye rash – another Lyme disease symptom. If caught early, […]

Prevent Tick Bites, Lyme Disease

Nearly 95 percent of Lyme disease cases in 2012 occurred in 13 states. Virginia was one of them. The good news is that Lyme disease can be treated successfully with antibiotics if patients seek medical care in the early stages, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As many of us in South […]

How to Safely Remove Ticks and Treat Bites at Home

With the first warm weekend this month, I decided to do some mulching in my yard. At the end of the day, I found an uninvited visitor on my leg– a tick. As summer draws near, ticks are going to increase in number. According to the CDC, there are about five different types of ticks […]

Virginia One of Top 12 States for Lyme Disease

Federal health officials are urging families this month to be on the lookout for ticks as they enjoy the outdoors. Ticks can transmit diseases like Lyme disease. Virginia is one of the top 12 states for reporting Lyme disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fortunately, many steps can be taken at […]