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Dr. Randy Baker
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Lyme Disease (Definition)

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


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How do you get Lyme disease?

How do you get Lyme disease?

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).

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Is it possible for you to get Lyme disease from receiving a blowjob?

No: There has to be a tick involved. Maybe if you were getting the blow job in a connecticut forest.

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Friend of mine has Lyme disease and had to quit his job. How do you get Lyme disease?

Friend of mine has Lyme disease and had to quit his job. How do you get Lyme disease?

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.

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What to do if I just recently got bitten by a tick at my friends house. Will I get Lyme disease?

What to do if I just recently got bitten by a tick at my friends house. Will I get Lyme disease?

See details: Not unless it is a deer tick and has been attached to your skin for several hours and is engorged with blood.

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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.

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Where can I get checked for Lyme disease?

See detail: Any doctor, clinic or urgent care center can order the appropriate tests.

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I've had Lyme disease. Can I get it again?

I've had Lyme disease. Can I get it again?

Yes: Depends on your immune system's response. If the tick bite you again, possibility you will get it again.

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What to get from a tick besides Lyme disease?

See details: There are numerous tick-borne diseases including typhus, q fever, rocky mt. Spotted fever and others.

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Do you ever get rid of Lyme disease?

Do you ever get rid of Lyme disease?

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.

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Can I get Lyme disease from my tick bite?

Maybe: If you truly have lyme disease, an infection....It is transmitted to humans by the bite of a deer tick. It's important that many other types of ticks exist and bite...And do not cause lyme disease.

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How much would it take to get test for Lyme disease?

How much would it take to get test for Lyme disease?

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.

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If you ever get rid of Lyme disease, how long will this take?

Controversial: Doctors disagree on whether "chronic lyme disease" exists at all. It can however take a very long time (weeks to months) for all the symptoms to resolve once the infection is removed.

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My son got Lyme disease over the summer. He took antibiotics and now he's starting to get sick again, How is that possible?

Depends on diagnosis: The sickness he has now may be because the Lyme disease was not completely treated or it may not be due to Lyme Disease. You need to discuss this possibility with your physicians and ask then to have him see an infectious disease specialist

Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more