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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience in Dentistry
Maybe: Doxycycline is an antibiotic that will treat the disease and that will ease the pain. You might find that taking over the counter ibuprofen, naproxen ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Borrelia burgdorferi: This spirochete bacterium is transmitted by the bite of an ixodes tick.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Yes: Lyme disease may recur in 2 ways. It can be very difficult to fully eliminate, so even if someone has been successfully treated, the borrelia bacteri ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes, you could: Yes, you could.
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Lyme disease: There are several antibiotics that are highly effective in treating acute lyme disease. Effects on "chronic" lyme disease are less certain. It should ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes it is.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: A person with LD is not going to spread it to others in their social contact. It is passed thru a tick bite if the tick is a carrier.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Many areas: If left untreated it can effect several areas including the heart, brain, peripheral nerves, skin, muscles and joints.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Early vs late: Early symptoms of lymes (right after bite) can include a specific rash at the site of the bite, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint pain, fever, and s ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: It is not an infection caused by a bacteria, virus, fungus. It is a metabolic disease due to unique chemical and genetic issues in the individual per ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Mothers of children: Mother of Chidren in Lyme, CT noticed there was an epidemic of Juvenile arthritis is their town. The first recognized outbreak of this disease occu ... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Lu answered
6 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Rheumatic heart disease generally follows untreated strep throat or rheumatic fever (which is also caused by streptococcus) because the body produces ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: Depends on who is defining disability. Generally the answer would be no. Thyroid disease is easily treated and when treated appropriately there is n ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Lyme: Caused by a spiral bacteria (borrelia burgdorferi), symptoms are fever, headache, fatigue, and a rash called erythema migrans which expands out like a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
LYME DISEASE: Lyme disease can cause serious heart irregularities including complete heart block which can be fatal if not treated properly.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Lyme Carditis: In a patient who has been diagnosed with Lyme disease with having typical rash and positive blood test if ECG shows heart block that could support the ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
In some cases but...: Noted lyme specialist raphael stricker discovered that many lyme patients have a low cd57 count (this is a subset of a type of white blood cell called ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
19 years experience in Endocrinology
Hashimoto: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is chronic autoimmune thyroiditis. This is the most common form of thyroiditis. Other forms of thyroiditis include drug-indu ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience in Endocrinology
Not usually: The leading causes of Addison' disease in the US are: autoimmune; metastatic cancer; bleeding into adrenal glands; infectious infiltration (such as tu ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Celiac disease (celiac sprue, gluten allergy) is a strong allergic reaction to gluten, a protein seen in grains such as wheat, rye, barley, etc... Tec ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes: Parkinson-like symptoms can be an initial manifestation of Wilson's disease. Wilson's disease usually occurs in younger people, however. If there is a ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Many symptoms: Menkes disease also called menkes syndrome, copper transport disease (decreased copper), kinky hair disease. It is x linked recessive more common in m ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
No: It is an autoimmune disease where the body makes antibodies directed against the thyroid gland. Ultimately, people with hashimoto's thyroiditis may en ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: It is not genetic and is caused by an infectious organism.

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