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What dose lime disease do to a person?

What dose lime disease do to a person?

It depends: The initial presentation is that of a flu-like illness. Left untreated, it can eventually cause cardiac, neurologic and arthritic problems. ...Read more

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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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What are the symptoms of lime disease?

What are the symptoms of lime disease?

Any/All: This is a very bad illness we are trying to meet head-on with early treatment with doxycycline. First-find a hard shell tick on your body-it takes 24 hrs to transmit-then a "bulls-eye" rash is our clue you are infected, we usually treat asap. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lime disease and how long does it last?

Let me explain: Lyme disease is a serious disorder transmitted by ticks to humans. It was first identified in the United States in 1975. Headache chills and fever muscle and joint pain fatigue swollen lymph nodes a red rash that resembles a bull's-eye if you're treated with appropriate antibiotics in the early stages of the disease, you're likely to recover completely. ...Read more

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What is a cure for lime disease?

What is a cure for lime disease?

Antibotic: In its early stage, Lyme disease is quite curable. At a late stage, it gets tricky. Consult an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lime disease from ticks?

What are the symptoms of lime disease from ticks?

See details: The initial symptoms are those of a flu-like illness: fevers, muscle aching, etc. Untreated lyme disease then can cause involvement of the heart, nervous system and joints that begin even months or years after the bite. ...Read more

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Can you have lime disease for years without knowing it?

Can you have lime disease for years without knowing it?

Yes: Lyme disease can quietly spread to many organs and iit's common for patients with lyme disease to not get properly diagnosed for up to two years. Many of the symptoms of lyme disease mimic other illnesses. Lyme is known as "the great imitator" of the new millenium for this reason. Most commonly, patients with lyme are diagnosed as chronic fatigue syndr and/or fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Question regarding lime disease. Does it have the target rash?

Lyme disease: The signs and symptoms of lyme disease are variable, usually involving more than one system. The skin, joints and nervous system are affected most often. In general, lyme disease can cause: rash, flu like symptoms, migratory joint pain, neurological problems, heart problems such as irregular heart beat. ...Read more

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What is the best food for people with lime disease to eat? My mother has lime disease and was wondering what would be the best?

Lots of veggies: With lyme disease, toxin removal is improtant. Having an alkaline ph improves toxin removal. Raw fruits and veggies, preferrably organic, are alkaline, eat moderate to small amounts of meat, avoid sugar and starch and eat lots of veggies. Also drink lots of wtar, flavored w/ lemon juice, which also helps to excrete toxins. ...Read more

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Do you always get the bulls eye rash if you have lime disease? Would you treat a 21 month old who had a deer tic on her without the rash?

Do you always get the bulls eye rash if you have lime disease? Would you treat a 21 month old who had a deer tic on her without the rash?

Lyme disease: About 30% of people who get lyme disease do not have the bull's eye rash. If you still have the tick, take it to your doctor. He/she can send it to the lab to find out what tick it is. Deer tick females are the ones that carry lyme disease. Babies do get treated for lyme disease. Please see your pediatrician or a pediatric infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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My right knee hurts when I walk sometimes and a bruise appears. I have insoles, take multivitamins and not lime disease.?

My right knee hurts when I walk sometimes and a bruise appears. I have insoles, take multivitamins and not lime disease.?

Deserves evaluation: Some conditions can't be readily diagnosed online. There are many possible causes, such as chondromalacia or a torn meniscus. I do want to esp. Comment on your saying "not lyme." lyme is surprisingly common. The standard elisa screening test misses at least half the cases & even the standard western blot gives many false negatives so you could have lyme even if your test was negative. See comment:. ...Read more

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Pain and numbness in fingers. Pins and needles all over arms and hands. Signs of lime disease?

Maybe: Brachioradiculitis is a complication of lyme. It usually involves just one arm but occasionally can involve both. Get a blood test done. ...Read more

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What causes Lyme disease?

What causes Lyme disease?

Borrelia burgdorferi: This spirochete bacterium is transmitted by the bite of an ixodes tick. ...Read more

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Could I have Lyme disease?

Yes: But you haven't listed any symptoms, so it's hard to give opinion. Lyme disease symptoms are similar to many others, and can be tested for by your doctor. ...Read more

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Does lyme disease go away?

Does lyme disease go away?

Not if untreated.: Untreated Lyme disease can progress to have cardiac (heart) and neurologic (brain and nerves) complications. If left untreated too long some damage can be permanent. Lyme disease can be treated with common antibiotics. If you have symptoms, like a bullseye rash, joint pains, fevers, or headache, and have a reasonable chance of exposure, please see a doctor for testing and treatment. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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Do fleas cause Lyme disease?

Spirochete in fleas: The organism (borellia sp.) that causes lyme disease has been found in fleas and mosquitos but has not yet been found to contribute to transmission of lyme disease in humans this way. ...Read more