A 49-year-old male asked:
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lyme diagnosis 4 mos ago. since then 7 outbreaks of boil in various areas of body. are they related? and should i see a specialist?

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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Indirectly related: Boils are usually caused by staph bacteria. Lyme disease suppresses the immune system, making one more susceptible to other infections such as staph. Many with lyme also have co-infections with babesia, bartonella &/or ehrlichiosis. Many also have intestinal parasites & candidiasis, as well as chronic viral infections. I advise a comprehensive holistic approach to treatment. Please see my comment:.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
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I know of no condition that requires a holistic approach to treatment more than Lyme disease. Thus, I advise seeing a specialist who is both "Lyme-literate" (knowledgeable and experienced in treating Lyme) and who has a holistic approach. Some useful resources: http://www.abihm.org/search-doctors and http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/treatment_guidelines.html
Oct 14, 2012

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