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Where can I get checked for Lyme disease?

Where can I get checked for Lyme disease?

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

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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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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Can I get Lyme disease from a cat bite?

Can I get Lyme disease from a cat bite?

No: Lyme disease is transmitted by deer ticks. Deer tick bites can transmit the lyme disease not cat bites. Pasturella infections are often times associated with cat bites and can progress very rapidly, they are treated with penicillin.

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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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Can one get Lyme disease if accidently eat a tick?

Can one get Lyme disease if accidently eat a tick?

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.

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Where can I get Lyme Disease testing in Burien or Renton, WA. Any doctors specialize in this area?

IM or ID.: Your general Internist or Family Practitioner can perform this testing. If you feel you need to take it to a higher level, you can locate a local Infectious Disease specialist.

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I get irregular patches of goosebumps when I am not cold at all. Could this be caused by Lyme Disease? If not, what could be the cause?

I get irregular patches of goosebumps when I am not cold at all. Could this be caused by Lyme Disease? If not, what could be the cause?

Doubt it: But if this concerns you, you should talk to your doctor about the cause. Often, it may just be from dry skin for which a moisturizer after bathing may do wonders. I presume that these bumps don't itch.

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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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Should I get tested for Lyme disease if I am outdoors a lot this summer?

Should I get tested for Lyme disease if I am outdoors a lot this summer?

Not unless...: You have a tick bite that devolpes a bullseye ring, and/or you become ill after a tick bite. We do not routinely test.

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How can you get treated for Lyme disease early when it's so hard to diagnose?

Not hard to diagnose: Most patients with lyme disease display the characteristic rash and associated symptoms, which makes presumptive diagnosis easy. If one tries to diagnose it using antibody testing you might wait too long to treat effectively. If you are in an area where this is common, have symptoms compatible with lyme you should be treated presumptively. May cause your antibody reactions to remain negative.

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Is it possible for a person to get cured from Lyme disease without medication?

Unlikely: If it is causing symtoms it is unlikley to clear without medication. Get treatment immediately. This disease has many long term complications.

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What do you suggest if my step son got Lyme disease over the summer he took anti;bodiatics and now he's starting to get sick again, wh?

? same symptoms: If the rash is still present, he's continued with fever or his lab values are still elevated, then he may not have absorbed his antibiotics well. Any chance he didn't take them all? It's also possible it is a totally different illness altogether that he has contracted now. Your doctor can help you sort out possibilities with a good exam, more history and probably more lab work.

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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.