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There is Lyme disease for dogs. Is there one for humans?

There is Lyme disease for dogs. Is there one for humans?

No: I assume you meant to ask about a lyme vaccine. There is none available for humans. The only one was removed from the market years ago. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Lyme Disease (Definition)

Lyme is 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 diagnosis is not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more


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I need to know if there is a Lyme disease vaccine for humans?

I need to know if there is a Lyme disease vaccine for humans?

No: The only vaccine that was available was withdrawn from the market years ago. ...Read more

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What to do if I possibly have lymes disease?

What to do if I possibly have lymes disease?

See details: See a doctor, have blood tests for Lyme done and treat with antibiotics if appropriate. ...Read more

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What's my chance of having lymes disease?

What's my chance of having lymes disease?

See details: First of all you need to be bitten by a deer tick and the tick has to remain attached for 12-24 hours. If you have not been bitten the risk is zero. If you have the risk is up to 80%. K ...Read more

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How lethal is lymes disease?

It can be serious: If left untreated it can cause significant cardiac, arthritic and neurologic problems. Death from untreated lyme death would be very rare. ...Read more

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I have lymes disease. What can I expect?

I have lymes disease. What can I expect?

See details: You can expect to be treated with antibiotics and have your symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have lymes disease?

See details: The easiest way is a blood test. If you have a known deer tick bite and the characteristic skin rash, that is also presumptive. ...Read more

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I had lymes disease can it flare up again?

I had lymes disease can it flare up again?

see details: Not if it is adequately treated. These is little evidence to support the concept of chronic lyme disease. ...Read more