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How long does it take for tick bite to actually cause lyme disease?

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Dr. William Lages
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology 69 years experience
Days to months: It takes just days for a bite from the deer tick to result in sin lesions, but weeks to months to develop arthritis or neurological disorders.

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Which tick can cause Lyme Disease? Dog fleas?

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Deer ticks - Ixodes: Certain ticks are associated with certain diseases. For Lyme disease, classically the 'deer tick' is described- Ixodes scapularis. Deer ticks go through several stages in their life cycle-and the nymphs or younger ones can be extremely small-maybe as big as a pin head. The adults are easier to spot. Dog ticks are larger and are associated with different tick-borne diseases. Good to take precaution
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Does a second tick have to bite for Lyme disease to reoccur

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See below: Yes. Once lyme disease has been treated with the proper meds, the disease is cured. To get the disease again, another tick would have to bite and transmit the disease.

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