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lymes disease and dehydration

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: An elevated albumin per se is not a yardstick for dehydration.

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Perhaps, no: Lyme disease can cause any symptom, including headaches, but if you have Lyme it does not mean all your symptoms are caused by Lyme. Dehydration can c ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
May be related to it: It could be related to your inflamation - especially any vascular issues. This will depend on the manfestations that you are having. You can discuss ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: You can expect to be treated with antibiotics and have your symptoms resolve.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: First of all you need to be bitten by a deer tick and the tick has to remain attached for 12-24 hours. If you have not been bitten the risk is zero. I ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: The easiest way is a blood test. If you have a known deer tick bite and the characteristic skin rash, that is also presumptive.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: There are blood and cerbrospinal fluid tests that can be done to aid in the diagnosis of lyme disease. They must be interpreted carefully by experien ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Rarely: If properly diagnosed and treated, good results. If diagnosis of lyme is incorrect, there is damage from that inappropriate treatment and from not ma ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Avoid/repel tick: Prevention requires vigalent surveylance if working in areas where the tick is prevailent. Tick repellants on exposed skin, light colored long sleeve ... Read More

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