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how did lyme disease get its name

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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See detail: Any doctor, clinic or urgent care center can order the appropriate tests.
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
No: There is no permanent immunity.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: There has to be a tick involved. Maybe if you were getting the blow job in a connecticut forest.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Not unless...: You have a tick bite that devolpes a bullseye ring, and/or you become ill after a tick bite. We do not routinely test.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Not hard to diagnose: Most patients with lyme disease display the characteristic rash and associated symptoms, which makes presumptive diagnosis easy. If one tries to diag ... Read More
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A 48-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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
? same symptoms: If the rash is still present, he's continued with fever or his lab values are still elevated, then he may not have absorbed his antibiotics well. Any ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Judd Pryde
25 years experience Travel Medicine
Blood tests good: Too many to list. Just check with lab for the statistics on that particular test
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