Treatment for Lyme disease is most effective when it begins soon after transmission, says Dr. Kristopher Paolino, an infectious disease expert at Upstate University Hospital.
He advises people to remove the tick and bring it with them to the doctor's office for identification. Deer ticks can transmit the bacteria that cause Lyme disease.
Paolino goes over the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease and explains that antibiotics are the common treatment. He also tells about complications of Lyme and the lingering effects that up to 20 percent of patients deal with.
Also on this week’s show: what you need to know about anesthesiology, and the job of home health aides.
Tune in for "HealthLink on Air" this Sunday, September 10 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. on WRVO.