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Can symptoms of Lyme disease not show up for months?

Yes. People react to infections in different ways. Most who are infected with lyme will have vague non-specific symptoms initially like headache and achiness that may be mild and not noticed as a sign of illness, but then have more pronounced symptoms that appear months or years later. Read more...

I like to hike, does this make me more susceptible to Lyme disease?

Yes. If you hike in an area known to harbor the ticks that can carry lyme disease you are certainly more likely to get it than the city dweller that avoids such activity. That said, pre-hike preparation using repellants &light colored long sleeve clothing can reduce risk. A post hike body check for feeding ticks can also help as the ticks must feed for several hours before transmission is likely. Read more...
Exposure. While hiking you are more lilely to get exposed to ticks that may give you lyme disease. So always check your clothes and skin, including your feet and back for ticks and tick bites. Read more...

How do you include children with Lyme disease in everyday activities?

No need to exclude. Children with ld are at no risk of spreading their ailment to others. They can be included with other children in activities that are only limited to their level of tolerance. Read more...
Lyme disease. The same as you would with any child. It can be a significant illness but there is also a very large component of nurture versus nature. You must not treat the child any differently, the more involved you allow them, the less likely they will be to allow the lyme disease (esp if treated) to be a factor. Read more...