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how is lyme disease spread?

A: lyme Disease is mainly spread through deer ticks. but it can be in any ticks...


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What is lyme disease and how can it be found in your system?

A: lyme disease is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected ticks. Symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a skin rash called erythema migrans. Infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. lyme disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings (e.g., rash), and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks. Most cases of lyme disease can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics. Steps to prevent lyme disease include using insect repellent, removing ticks promptly, landscaping, and...


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how common is lyme disease?

A: lyme disease is the most common disease spread by ticks in the United States. More than 16,000 cases were reported by 45 states in 1996. however, because of considerable under-reporting and misdiagnosis, the actual number of cases is probably several times higher. http://www.dhpe.org/infect/lyme.html . It is the most common vector borne disease in the US. CDC estimates 20,000 new cases being reported every year. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5623a1.htm . ...


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how Does lyme Diseases Affected Your Body?

A: lyme Disease is a bacterial disease caused by Borellia burgdorferi. It is carried in the salivary glands of a very small tick called the deer tick. The tick bites you to suck blood but when it sticks its proboscis (''stinger'') in you, it spits a little bit and the bacteria are injected. It starts with generalized muscle aches and pains and mimics many other diseases. Its cardinal sign is a ''bulls-eye'' rash that spreads outward from the bite. Longterm effects include arthritis and musculoskeletal problems....
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can this be lymes Disease?

A: Hi, Nichole... Your story sounds a lot like mine. Possible MS was my first maybe diagnosis. I had several neurological symptoms of MS, like you, but some of the symptoms I had were not indicative of MS. I even had some brain lesions but would later learn that 15% of people with lyme disease has lesions. It would be two long years before I"d figure it all out from the time this all started. The tests for lyme are very unreliable. This bacteria can evade detection in BOTH blood and spinal fluid. I don"t put a whole lot of faith in the testing process. lyme is ultimately a clinical...
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I think I might have lyme disease

A: Hi, John.... I was afraid you"d have a wait.  You could call back and get on the cancellation list for the chance to be sooner. If your doctor is receptive to the idea, sure, you could try to educate him. My PCP was so stubborn, he wouldn"t even believe I had lyme disease so I left and found another one.  (Email me and I will email you the treatment guidelines. It"s 33 pages long.) You"re on the right path keeping your body as healthy as you can and, again, avoid the sugar. Besides feeding the bacteria, it interferes with your blood cells" job of fighting bacteria. There are some natural things that people use and one is Samento. For some...
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how Do I Choose the Best lyme Disease Specialist?

A: lyme disease is the name of a bacterial infection that is spread from a tick to a human. This disease can cause a range of symptoms, many debilitating, including nerve damage. Finding a lyme disease specialist can be an important part of making a full recovery from this illness. As with any doctor, it''s important to choose a specialist who is well-trained, who understands your concerns, and with whom you are comfortable. You can get lyme disease...
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is Ceftin also used for chronic lyme disease? If so, what''s the average dosage for an adult?

A: 3 Oct 2011 lyme disease is an infectious disease spread through a tick bite. Chronic lyme disease is treated with antibiotics including Ceftin for up to 28 days or may require intravenous antibiotics depending on severity. You should talk with your doctor for more specific information. http://www.drugs.com/enc/lyme-disease-chronic-persistent.html http://www.drugs.com/dosage/ceftin.html http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/ Votes:+0CommentVote upReport angielee 4 Oct 2011check last weeks CDC report- there is...


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From a medical prospective, how do you feel about prophylaxic treatment for lyme disease after a deer tick bite?

A: It is not cost effecitive nor recommended to do AkivaTheDog said: 1 Spaceman_Spiff, regarding your answer ''It is not cost effecitive nor recommended to do'': The link listed in your answer does not work.. Sign in to report abuse or send a compliment 44 months ago KiwiMom said: 2 I have lyme Disease. Ticks...


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I''ve just been diagnosed with lyme Disease, was bitten 3 weeks ago!

A: let me guess, 100mg 2x a day? a lot of people get over lyme quickly with just a couple weeks of antibiotics. others, like me, take much longer. regardless its a good idea to do antibiotics for a month AFTER all symptoms have vanished. i would attempt to find a lyme literate doctor and get properly treated. if not correctly treated this could haunt you the rest of your life. dont listen to drs, its your life! read up, get a LLMD, properly treat, and put the behind you for the rest of your life. have you been to the new to lyme thread at the top of the forum? & be better able to understand what kinds of treatments are out there. One of the...


 
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