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do you ever get over lyme disease

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See detail: Any doctor, clinic or urgent care center can order the appropriate tests.

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Unfortunately yes. Our immune systems are very challenged by lyme disease, so a past history of lyme in no way lessens your risk of getting it again. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
No: Lyme disease is transmitted by deer ticks . Deer tick bites can transmit the lyme disease not cat bites. Pasturella infections are often times associa ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: There are numerous tick-borne diseases including typhus, q fever, rocky mt. Spotted fever and others.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Sometimes: If lyme is treated early (within days of being infected) it is relatively easy to fully eradicate. The longer it has been present before treating, the ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Bite of infected tic: Lime disease is spread by ticks that have acquired the germ in the past and it stays in their system. A tick bite from another of the same species wit ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Establish diagnosis: Your question is what to do if you have HIV versus another sexually transmitted infection versus lyme disease. The first thing to do is to determine ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No test.: If you live in or have recently visited an area where lyme is endemic you should not get a test. It will be negative. You should be treated. See yo ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Unknown: There is no known answer to this question. We do know that there are people over the age of 100 who do not have alzheimers disease. We also know that ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
33 years experience Neurology
See ID.: Need to be evaluated and treated by ID.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
Labs: If hyperthyroid get a TSH and some form of thyroid hormone test (t4 and t3) and a tpo antibody. If these tests are negative or normal you need to see ... Read More
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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Antibiotics: Babesiosis is treated with a two-antibiotic combination, either azithromycin/atovaquone or clindamycin/quinine. Good luck!
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Start planning now!: Assuming Alzheimer's disease is diagnosed at an early stage, start making plans if you still have capacity for medical, legal & financial decision ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
33 years experience Neurology
No: Most people with lyme disease do not have fever.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonah Essers
17 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Immune suppressant?: Most of the immune suppressing agents (biologics, 6MP) have an increased risk of certain skin cancers. These risks are legitimate. Therefore your risk ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
20 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection goes away: Treatment approaches to lyme disease are sometimes controversial. Most lyme disease is easily cured with routine antibiotics prescribed by a doctor fa ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Blood test: A simple exam of the blood can be diagnostic assuming your symptoms are compatible with the diagnosis.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Darier's disease: Read "Keratosis Follicularis (Darier Disease) Treatment & Management" at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1107340-treatment
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
No: There is no permanent immunity.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
First, : It's not irradiation, it's radioactive iodine therapy. It not an external x-ray. Radioiodine is usually 95-98% effective with one dose when done prope ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
19 years experience Rheumatology
Controversial: Doctors disagree on whether "chronic lyme disease" exists at all. It can however take a very long time (weeks to months) for all the symptoms to reso ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Blood tests can be done to determine the presence of celiac disease although there seem to be people with gluten sensitivity who do not test positive ... Read More

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