A 30-year-old member asked:
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i've had lyme disease. can i get it again?

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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. If someone is currently ill with lyme disease they & are bitten by a tick carrying a different stain of borrelia burgdoferi (the causative bacteria of lyme) they can even become newly infected with that second strain while still ill with the first!
Answered on Nov 10, 2019
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See detail: Any doctor, clinic or urgent care center can order the appropriate tests.
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