Today’s mani has been made to highlight a co-infection that is commonly found in people with Lyme Disease. Bartonella (can cause Cat Scratch Fever) is often thought to be a three week infection which is cured by a single course of antibiotics. In immuno-suppressed people, this is not the case. Lyme Disease suppresses the immune system so Bartonella and other co-infections are able to take over the body. I have Bartonella, it’s diagnosed with a simple bulk billed blood test but doctors typically don’t test for it. When you have Lyme Disease and Bartonella, the neurological and emotional symptoms become a lot worse.
|Made by Ashleigh|
|Bartonella in teens|
This photo is made by my lovely friend Ashleigh. There are too many symptoms for me to list but I have found some good links for you to read. I have found a long article you can read from Envita, a short symptom list or a large co-infection symptom chart. A simple Google search will come up with a lot more information.
|Co-infections of Lyme Disease|
|In light box|
I still have my Lyme Disease nail polish giveaway going on Instagram – @alintamcmurdo. I would love it if you would all participate and make green Lyme Disease awareness manis too. Awareness will help people get early diagnosis and treatment, so we can literally save lives by doing this 🙂