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

Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Tedde Rinker
Children (and adults) with Lyme disease have symptoms that come and go, even within a day. So a child might be able to run without a problem at one point in the day and be limping painfully a few hours later. This is common with this illness as is fatigue waxing and waning. Be tolerant and accepting, as they aren't malingering.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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