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Can You Get A Blister From Lyme Disease
A condition caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu-like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnoses are not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more
Bite of infected tic: Lime disease is spread by ticks that have acquired the germ in the past and it stays in their system. A tick bite from another of the same species without the LD germ will not do it. The tick must get on your body, settle in for a feeding & feed long enough to pass the germ to you (hours). ...Read more
No: There has to be a tick involved. Maybe if you were getting the blow job in a connecticut forest. ...Read more
Tick, fly bites &...: Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria, borrelia burgdorferi & is commonly thought to be transmitted by deer ticks. However, half of those proven to have lyme don't recall being bitten by a tick (most likely were but did not notice). It is proven that lyme can be transmitted by biting flies & possibly by mosquitoes, fleas, spiders etc. It can be transmitted in utero to babies & possibly sexually. ...Read more
See details: Not unless it is a deer tick and has been attached to your skin for several hours and is engorged with blood. ...Read more
I have been exposed to Lyme disease and treated (first stage) is it possible for me to get a natural immunity that can be measured by a lab?
Yes: Even if treated you may still develop antibodies detectable by a blood test. However, sometimes treatment blunts that response and the test is negative. ...Read more
Sometimes: If lyme is treated early (within days of being infected) it is relatively easy to fully eradicate. The longer it has been present before treating, the more difficult to eliminate. With good treatment most of those with lyme will eventually become symptom-free, but it is possible that many may still have the borrelia bacteria present in the dormant cyst stage. There is no test to prove a full cure. ...Read more
Depends on the test:
There are many tests for lyme- elisa, western blot, ifa, pcr, cultures. Testing can be expensive. If you have limited resources i advise the igg & IgM western blot from igenex- their test is more thorough & sensitive than other labs. It costs about $200.
No single test totally proves or disproves if one has lyme- it is a clinical diagnosis, but the right tests are very helpful. ...Read more
My son got Lyme disease over the summer. He took antibiotics and now hes starting to get sick again, How is that possible?
Not uncommon: May have been a wood tick and not a deer tick. Not all deer ticks are infected with the lyme organism. ...Read more
Can you get bit by a tick and get Lyme disease without ever getting a rash or knowing you ever got bit?
Can acute late stage Lyme disease get misdiagnosed with among other things as dissociative identity disorder (traumatic past)?
Lyme affects brain:
Acute lyme is recent onset. Late stage lyme often includes neuroborreliosis, lyme infecting the brain. This can manifest as a variety of psychiatric symptoms. Those with past trauma will have a harder time healing from this if they have neuro lyme. Few with lyme have diss. Identity disorder- if they do, address not just lyme but history of trauma. See
http://www.Lymeinfo.Net/neuropsych.Html. ...Read more
Unlikely: If it is causing symtoms it is unlikley to clear without medication. Get treatment immediately. This disease has many long term complications. ...Read more
Never heard of: Although one can imagine that a tick could have attached to the intestinal lining and thereby transmitting the infection, it is likely that the tick would not have survived the passage in the stomach where there are acid and enzymes. At any rate, I am not aware of this mode of transmission. ...Read more
Where can I get Lyme Disease testing in Burien or Renton, WA.
Any doctors specialize in this area?
I have the bullseye rash around a tick bite but no other symptoms of Lyme disease. Should i still get a test done?
Get Rx & blood test!: A bullseye rash around a tick bite is considered proof of lyme disease.If you do not have symptoms yet, you almost certainly will over time. It takes time for a blood test to turn positive & you should not wait for this; the earlier you start treatment the better the outcome.Many lyme specialists advise Doxycycline 200 mg 2x/day for a month to be safe.Also get tested for co-infections like babesia. ...Read more
I got bitten by a tick and now I am on an antibiotic. How will i know that i did not get Lyme disease. Is therea test?
Lyme disease: Check out http://www.Cdc.Gov/lyme/ & http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/lyme-disease/ds00116 for info on lyme disease. Yes, there is lab testing available but we don't usually recommend it unless we're highly suspicious. You'll need to wait a few weeks to allow your body to develop antibodies against the bacteria in order for tests to turn positive. ...Read more
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