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what happens if you don t treat lyme disease

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Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
You are cured!: Lyme disease can be extremely serious but is readily curable provided it is treated within days of contracting it. The longer you wait the harder it i ... Read More

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Yes: Usually need treatment with antibiotics
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes. How did you get the diagnosis?
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Dr. Benson Yu
Dr. Benson Yu answered
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Lyme disease: Lyme disease can be detected by blood by testing the igm level. However lyme disease can turn into complicated chronic problem affecting many systems ... Read More
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes-if Rx incomplete: Lyme disease may return if the treatment was insufficient. In the early phase, within weeks to a few months of a first tick bite, then a course of ora ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
37 years experience Rheumatology
Antibiotic: Treatment is based on the stage of disease and tve severity. If Lyme disease is confirmed ( do not rely on a blood test alone) the treatment is usual ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Lymes: You need to be completely rechecked as lyme sometimes reoccurs and needs more treatment.
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Dr. Philip Miller
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NO: except Tylenol or Advil for pain/fever.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Different opinions: The definition of advanced lyme disease will vary from doctor to doctor, and this is often an overdiagnosed illness with parameters which are difficul ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Significant harm: These are 2 separate issues and are caused by 2 different infectious agents. Each should be evaluated. If lyme disease is not treated, there is an inc ... Read More

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