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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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Would it be ok to have foot surgery while I'm being treated for Lyme disease?

Would it be ok to have foot surgery while I'm being treated for Lyme disease?

Surgery: In general yes. However, some patients are treated with steroids also. This may cause a delay in your procedure - see your surgeon and be forthcoming with all the meds you are taking. Good luck.

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Does pheriferal neuropathy caused by Lyme disease go away by itself after healing lyme? My left foot is burning...I can't get no sleep because of it

Does pheriferal neuropathy caused by Lyme disease go away by itself after healing lyme? My left foot is burning...I can't get no sleep because of it

See a neurologist: This is one situation in which I would urge a 2nd opinion with a neurologist if you have not already seen one. If the neuropathy is related to lyme disease (and imo that is a large "if") the injury to the nerves heals very slowly. A neurologist would rule out other causes and offer you meds which are often very helpful in minimizing the symptoms.

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Could knee, foot, calf, and leg pain be caused my Lyme disease or mono or ra? What types of tests should I have? I do have a back history

Could knee, foot, calf, and leg pain be caused my Lyme disease or mono or ra? What types of tests should I have? I do have a back history

Cannot diagnose: You need to be thoroughly evaluated and to communicate effectively with the doctor (s) seeing you. This cannot be done long distance over the internet. Make a detailed list of all your symptoms, the sequence in which they occur and their relationships with each other and take this with all you prior medical records to either a rheumatologist or an infectious diseases doctor. Good luck.

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26 yo female with severe knee and hand pain in the morning along with pain on balls of feet. Pain also in middle of night. Possible RA or Lyme disease?

26 yo female with severe knee and hand pain in the morning along with pain on balls of feet. Pain also in middle of night. Possible RA or Lyme disease?

Anything is possible: No need to speculate. Go see your family doctor for evaluation, testing & treatment options. S/he can refer you to a rheumatologist if necessary.

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42 female, acute onset swelling/pain leg, knee, ankle, feet, wrist. Fatigue. Eosinophil level 760. bit by tick 8 weeks ago. ELISA neg. For Lyme disease.

42 female, acute onset swelling/pain leg, knee, ankle, feet, wrist. Fatigue. Eosinophil level 760. bit by tick 8 weeks ago. ELISA neg. For Lyme disease.

Must treat: This is very suspicious for Lyme. About 30% will never test positive for Lyme. You need a course of antibiotics ASAP. Lyme must be treated quickly, or else it becomes chronic and is much harder to treat.

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What are the symptoms of new Lyme disease if you don't have a rash?

What are the symptoms of new Lyme disease if you don't have a rash?

Lyme disease: Lyme disease affects different areas of the body in varying degrees as it progresses. The site where the tick bites the body is where the bacteria enter through the skin. As the bacteria spread in the skin away from the initial tick bite, the infection causes an expanding reddish rash that is often associated with "flu-like" symptoms. Later, it can produce abnormalities in the joints, heart, nerve.

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Can a Lyme disease rash be as small as a half dollar coin and can it be more purplish than red?

Can a Lyme disease rash be as small as a half dollar coin and can it be more purplish than red?

Yes it could: A small red bump may appear at the site of the tick bite. This small bump is normal after a tick bite and doesn't indicate lyme disease. However over the next few days, the redness may expand forming a rash in a bull's-eye pattern with a red outer ring surrounding a clear area. The rash called erythema migrans is one of the hallmarks of lyme disease. Some people develop this rash at more areas.

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I have the bullseye rash around a tick bite but no other symptoms of Lyme disease. Should I still get a test done?

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.

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Is it possible to have Lyme disease and no rash?

Absolutely: The bite or characteristic rash may be in a area that the affected person cannot see such as the back or scalp.

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Is ankle pain associated with Lyme disease?

Is ankle pain associated with Lyme disease?

Sometimes: Lyme arthritis may effect the ankle joint. If there is no swelling it is unlikely to be related to lyme.

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My daughter has a perfect circular rash. How can I tell is it is ringworm or Lyme disease?

Exam: Lime disease responds to treatment best if caught early. Call your pediatrician for an appointment to ck for lime disease or other creepy crawlies that can cause circular rashes. Don't delay, call for an appointment now!

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What can I do if my daughter has a perfect circular rash. How to tell between ringworm and Lyme disease?

What can I do if my daughter has a perfect circular rash. How to tell between ringworm and Lyme disease?

Scaling: Ringworm or tinea corporis is typically scaly and red at edges and clear in the center. The bull's eye rash of lyme disease is not scaly. It is a flat red rash and often there are other faint blotchy red rashes elsewhere on the body that move around to different areas sporadically. Lyme disease also rare in alabama. See a physician for evaluation and treatment.

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Aches and pains everywhere and pins and needles. I am very concerned about Lyme disease although I don't have rash. Could it be serious?

Aches and pains everywhere and pins and needles. I am very concerned about Lyme disease although I don't have rash. Could it be serious?

Can: Have Lyme disease without rash. See your doctor and get tested. Especially if in area where it is active. Simple test. And treatment effective if positive

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Could I have Lyme disease without the rash and sore joints or is it highly unlikely?

Unlikely but...: In patients with lyme disease, up to 30% cannot recall having a rash. In contrast, virtually all patients with the disease will have joint pain as a major complaint. These symptoms can occur at the same time or separately.

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How long will a Lyme disease rash last?

How long will a Lyme disease rash last?

Usually 3-5 weeks: Erythema migraines, the bullseye rash associated with lyme, typically appears 7-10 days after a tick bite, though it can be from 1-33 days. It usually lasts 3-5 weeks, though could be shorter or longer. It tends to gradually expand over time. While often said to appear in 80-90% of those with lyme, actually no more than 30% with lyme recall a rash- see www. Jemsekspecialty. Com/lyme_detail. Php? Sid=6.

Dr. John Chiu
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