THE BIG DISEASE THAT GETS UNDER YOUR SKIN

Whether it’s rashes, swollen knees, nausea or impaired weakness in your limbs that has gone on for a long time – you’re probably frustrated looking for medical answers. If this sounds familiar, the answer may lay in that tiny creepy crawler that got under your skin last summer!
One possible explanation is that you’ve contracted Lyme disease from a deer tick. These tiny blood sucking parasites live in tall grasses, can fly with the wind and cleverly stick on the insides of your pants or shirts until they bury their heads under your skin. They love the hot places you offer under your armpits, the backs of your knees or the nape of the neck; depositing Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia mayonii bacteria, and leaving a bulls-eye rash as a remembrance.
Lyme disease is prevalent enough to be considered epidemic and serious enough to cause neurological symptoms, cognitive defects, heart rhythm irregularities and even death.
If you’ve recently been bitten, then a blood test may identify the disease, however, it’s often ineffective in detecting it when the bite occurred several months or years ago.
The mainstream treatment for Lyme disease is oral and/or intravenous antibiotics to lessen the more severe symptoms. After treatment, some people continue to have symptoms that include muscle aches and fatigue. The Mayo Clinic says that the post treatment Lyme disease (continuing symptoms after treatment) requires more research to discover why there are lasting symptoms for some people even after antibiotic treatment.
If you think you have contracted Lyme disease, Homoeopathy can help. Homoeopathy is a holistic healing system that focuses on the whole person and tailored to each patient’s specific symptoms and history. It’s an effective treatment and eradication of the symptoms and long-term side effects of Lyme disease.
There are a number of remedies that Dr. Kumar may use to treat Lyme disease. The remedies used will depend on the patient’s symptoms and background, but part of the treatment plan may include Rhus Tox for body aches and chills. More effective remedies include Bryonia for fatigue, and Belladonna for inflammation. Even when treating the same illness, people often have varying symptoms, medical histories and/or additional maladies, and therefore require individualistic treatment plans. It’s important to work with a Homoeopathic practitioner who can advise and prepare the most effective treatment. If you would like more information or would like to set up an appointment, please contact Dr. Kumar.

IT’S A DOG’S LIFE

We love our fur-babies! I mean, what’s not to love? Whether you’ve carefully selected your puppy for personality, breed or pedigree or rescued a pooch from the pound (bless you); they become part of the family! That’s only one of the reasons it’s so important to take care of their health!

Dogs and other domestic pets, as adorable as they are, can carry or harbour a wide variety of illness that include parasites, bacterial infections or more serious inflictions like rabies. These can be spread to humans if not treated early.

For example, all puppies are born with tapeworm. Unless treated, the tapeworm infestation becomes increasingly worse and will spread to children and adults alike. The worm will exit the pup’s rectum long enough to lay eggs on the fur. These eggs drop off on dog beds, blankets, and carpets to be ingested by a child walking around with a cracker, or with fingers in the mouth. Yuk! I know…

Then there’s the fleas. All those itchy, scratchy and bothersome fleas. Fleas are common and spread easily. If you take your dog for a walk, to socialize in the dog park, they will catch fleas. Although fleas don’t generally like us humans, they lay eggs that lead to – you guessed it – worms! This is another full circle of life happening right on the fur of your dog!

If you’ve ever doubted homoeopathy before, treating your pet with its remedies, can quickly make you a believer! Homoeopathy is extremely effective on animals; whether it’s tapeworm, fleas, or something more serious like rashes, ear infections or injury, the quick-acting results will astound you!

Here are just a few of the effective dog remedies that I most often administer:

1. Belladonna for ear infections

2. Sulfur for worms and skin/coat disorders

3. Nux Vomica for arthritis and digestive issues

It’s important, however, to remember that like humans, animals need to be treated individually according to their unique makeup, size, and most prevalent symptoms. Contact Dr Kumar for examination and treatment, just as you would do with a licensed vet. As a result, you’ll have a very happy, content fur-baby at a fraction of the cost. Homoeopathy works as an integrative medicine, and can be used alongside mainstream vet practices.