Doctor Tamasi answers:
You know my joint ailments since 2016, you also know that I am 70 years old nevertheless now I can take care well of my large animal farm. You also know that due to the dietary changes and the treatments with natural substances that you suggested, my polyarthritis and high inflammatory factors been eliminated, we were able to stop rheumatological medication, if I do not force my joints, then with natural products the autoimmune process is at rest and I live my life in a relatively balanced way… so far. Now, for the trouble, I was bitten by a tick. After I found the tick, I went to the doctor to take it out professionally. I was unlucky and he couldn’t remove it properly, the tick’s head broke in. After much smearing and destructive pinching, though he seemed to have finally taken out the tick’s head, inflammation developed at the area of the bite in the following days, with typical circular boundaries and swelling that was growing. The district doctor said it is erysipelas and prescribed antibiotic treatment. Since then, I had uncertain complaints, my stamina decreased and of course I am worried. What should I do?
I am sorry for your case. I experience many times that ticks somehow find patients with multi-joint problems easier, but it may just be that it bites everyone with equal frequency and the resistance of the patient with multiple joint problems is weaker, making him more susceptible to tick borne infections. Of course, I also see cases where improperly treated tick bites result in multi-joint inflammation. In any case, these two disease processes often go hand in hand and one aggravates the other. At the same time, do not worry, as you still have time to treat it and hopefully manage to fight the infection.
Unfortunately, tick bites are becoming more common as there is no comprehensive insect control against them, and we also know that ticks are infected with more and more pathogens in increasing proportions. For a long time ticks were known only to cause encephalitis and Lyme disease (i.e., Borrelia infection). We now know that it spreads countless bacteria, viruses and parasites, which are unfortunately may not be examined routinely. (Babesia, Bartonella, Erlichia, Ricketsia, Coxackie, EBV, Parvovirus, Mycoplasma, etc.). Uncertain symptoms left after a bite may only indicate that everything is not right and that tests and treatments are needed.
It is important, if we find the tick, then remove it professionally as soon as possible. This means that it is good to have tick tweezers, that we can buy from pharmacies, and remove the tick in a way to grip it gently with tweezers, preferably at the head and proboscis part, do not squeeze its abdomen in which the pathogens are stored, and slowly pull it out in a perpendicular direction to form a tent-like formula on the skin. With such a technique, the procedure is usually successful, and if we do it in time, we have a chance that even if it was infected, it could not infect us.
There is no better cure for tick infections than often ruthless, antibiotic treatment done in time, because if we don’t do this, the pathogens nest in our bodies and can trigger immune processes that are harder to control. Certainly, plant based nutrition, high-dose vitamin and enzyme treatment and active ingredients of herbs are necessary, in order to stop the process, but this all after or in addition to well-chosen antibiotic treatments. I recommend that you continue your medication until the end of it, and then after a personal meeting, return to a renewed treatment with natural substances and diet to maximize resilience. You will solve this as well as all your progresses before.
Sincerely, Dr. József Tamasi