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how long do lyme disease symptoms last

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Until it is cured: Lyme disease is a chronic infection. It can affect any organ system in the body.It does not go away on its own, so symptoms will last your entire life ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Many sxs/until cured: Lyme can cause virtually any symptom, but classically starts with rash & mild flu-like symptoms, then joint pains (often 1st in knees) & fatigue.It of ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
All of them can last: Lyme disease is a chronic infection. It can affect any organ system in the body.It does not go away on its own, so symptoms will last your entire life ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
1-2 weeks: It depends on the symptoms. If it is primary disease and the flu-like symptoms, they last about 1-2 weeks.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Rash = 1-3 weeks: The early symptoms of fifth disease caused by parvovirus b19 (fever, sore throat, upset stomach, headache, fatigue) go away in about 3-5 days, but the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience Rheumatology
Variable: While the length of time the bullseye may last it is usually fairly transient and is gone within 7-10 days at most.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Hep A: Hepatitis a symptoms last around 1-2 months in 80-90% of cases.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
LYME disease Vaccine: Lyme disease vaccine was withdrawn from the market several years ago due to serious side effects.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Many years: I have had patients who, based on their history, were likely exposed to lyme many years prior to becoming symptomatic, with their symptoms coming on ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Not enough info: Cockroaches have been implicated as carriers for multiple different diseases, so it depends on which one you contracted.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Usually 3-5 weeks: Erythema migraines, the bullseye rash associated with lyme, typically appears 7-10 days after a tick bite, though it can be from 1-33 days. It usually ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
About 5 days.: Pronounced headache, fevers that increase over 3-4 days, and a dry, hacking cough starting up to 5 days after fevers start are the usual symptoms.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
Same as anyone: To answer your question, I am making a couple of assumptions. First, you were properly diagnosed and treated for Lyme disease. Second, you haven't s ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Very quickly: Within a matter of days
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
51 years experience Rheumatology
Lyme disease: Fever from lyme disease starts from 2 days after the tick bite to a few weeks . It usually starts with mild fever , fatigue, headache, muscle joint p ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Unknown: It is impossible predict the question is it getting worse?
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Usually: The symptoms are of 24-48 hours of worsening abdominal pain, pain moving into right lower abdomen, nausea sometimes with vomiting ; fever, abdominal ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Lengthy: Untreated, if not dead, they may last a lifetime. You develop low grade immunity and compensatory mechanisms to deal with damage, but this is seldom ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Usually a few weeks: Some cases of PID never cause symptoms. A woman can have infertility or tubal pregnancy from past PID and not know until tests show blocked or scarred ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends-age/status: Rsv related illness develops within 2-8 days of exposure & may result in minor infection localized to the nose & upper airway or cause significant pro ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Forever, the swell-: Ing lasts for ever. It doesn't get any bigger but may develop a bursa over it, which can cause some discomfort, if it becomes inflamed. You'll have a ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Until treated: If you are deficient in a vitamin, the symptoms will persist (and likely even worsen over time) until the deficiency is treated by supplying adequate ... Read More

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