Fever of Rocky Mountain

The most terrible illness is the Rocky Mountain fever. So is reported in United States, and they have found it in some countries of America. The places more affected to it are North Carolina and Oklahoma, both represent 35% of all cases reported by United States.

A kind of bacteria causes this illness and human beings are infected by infected ticks. The first symptoms of this infection is the sudden headache, fever and muscular ache, just immediately a rash appears.

It is very important the quick diagnosis because if treatment is effective in some cases a 3 or 5 percent of people who have got it die.

Rocky Mountain Fever general appears between April to September, but it can appear any time of year it temperature reaches spring temperature. People who are always near dogs or those who live near wooded places or high weeds have more risk of infection.

The first symptoms may be:

Later, these symptoms include:

The rash appears first time between 2 and 5 later days from fever apparition and sometimes, fever doesn’t appear or it is too low when your doctor checks you.

Most of the times when the spots appear, are very small, flat, and pink on one’s wrist, upper arm or ankles.

The characteristic red can’t be seen up to the sixth day or later but not all patients have the same symptom.

The most important thing in this illness is that it includes the breath system, central nerve system, gastrointestinal system and renal system.

How can you diagnosis Rocky Mountain fever?

It is based on the symptoms and if you have been stung by a tick. The aspect and characteristic of the rash is very important. Generally some exams are made through a laboratory to confirm this illness.

Treatment for Rocky Mountain Fever

The right antibiotic just immediately this illness appears or there is a suspicious of the infection of Rocky Mountain Fever of course, based on medical observation.

Doxiciclina is the best medicine chosen. (adults: 100mg each 12hours- children under 45kg: 4mg/kg weigh per day in two doses)

Treatment for Rocky Mountains Fever: The right antibiotic just immediately this illness appears or there is a suspicious of the infection of Rocky Mountain Fever of course, based on medical observation.

Doxiciclina is the best medicine chosen. (adults: 100mg each 12hours- children under 45kg: 4mg/kg weigh per day in two doses)

This treatment lasts 5 days but of course it depends on the patient evolution and the right proves from the clinic.

How can you prevent Rocky Mountains fever?.

You can prevent the tick sting by:

You should frequently check you are not bringing any tick with you in:

Some areas where circulation is not enough due to:

Other measures are: