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can lyme disease spread from person to person

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Tick Bite: As grose as it gets, this germ is passed to someone during the processs of being fed on by an infected tick. The tick caries the germ & during the blo ... Read More
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Tick bite: 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
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Tick borne: It is transmitted during prolonged blood feeding of the ixodes tick.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Deer ticks: Deer ticks
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
YES: About half of those with lyme don't recall being bitten by a tick. There is strong evidence that borrelia burgdorferi, the lyme bacteria, can be sprea ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Lyme disease: Typically it is simply transmitted through the ixodes tick bite infected with the borrelia bacterium.
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Blood transfusion: You can get this spirochaete from transfer of blood by transfusion or shared needle use.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: A tick must be attached and really engorged before it transmit disease.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Seek skilled doctor: This is an incredibly complex situation that requires the care of an experienced ; skilled holistic doc. Treat your dental abscess first. Anyone with ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Froude
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes and No: Have you been treated with antibiotics? If so you are likely cured. If you haven't been treated and you are healthy you most likely have nothing to w ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not enough info: What symptom do you mean?
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely: If it is causing symtoms it is unlikley to clear without medication. Get treatment immediately. This disease has many long term complications.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Clinical: Lyme is still a clinical diagnosis. Labs fail to detect up to 30% of cases. Chronic lyme can be treated by a doctor knowledgable in treating lyme.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Lyme person to perso: Yes. Lyme disease can be transmitted via blood to blood transmission and through sexual transmission.

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