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lyme disease in toddlers

A: Hi, Bonnie... I"ll follow this up with a symptoms list. The symptoms are many and your child certainly is not old enough to verbalize them so it"s hard to tell what he/she may be going through. The long range symptms of untreated lyme disease are serious. They can be severe mental problems, neurological problems, heart problems or all of those. Not treating it is not an option. The longer it is left untreated, the more severe the symptoms become and the more difficult it is to treat. Besides lyme, there are co-infections that can be transmitted. These can have many of lyme"s same symptoms BUT they don"t all respond to the same...

What Are the Signs Of lyme disease?

A: lyme disease is a bacterial disease transmitted by the bite of several United States tick species, including the deer tick, the lone star tick, and the American dog tick. Signs of lyme disease fall into two categories. Early lyme disease symptoms follow a pattern of flu-like symptoms accompanied by a rash, while late-stage signs of disseminated lyme disease include fatigue and neurological symptoms. The earliest of the signs of lyme disease is the characteristic lyme

How serious is lyme disease and can it be cured?

A: If the tick that bites a person is still attached to that personís skin for 48 hours or longer, Bacteria from the tickís bite can enter the personís bloodstream and therefore cause : * impaired memory * Facial palsy and neuropathy, or other neurological symptoms * Chronic joint inflammation * irregularities of the Heart beat lyme disease can be treated by the use of antibiotics, which could be oral or intravenous. The oral medication could include drugs like doxycycline, amoxicillin or cefuroxime . The best safety method is prevention, With some easy precautions, one can decrease his risk of having the disease. This can be done by : *using insect repellents *keep your pets away from woody areas *Wear long...


What is Chronic lyme disease?

A: lyme disease test is performed when the doctor suspects the infection by Borrelia burgdorferi. The most preferred to diagnose lyme disease is a blood test for antibodies to the bacterium. However, sometimes also the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing is used in samples such as joint fluid (synovial fluid). Among most frequent lyme disease symptoms may be found: - a typical "bulls-eye" rash spread around the spot of the bite - chills, fever fever - unexplained headaches - unusual fatigue When untreated, lyme disease performs in: ...


Is lyme disease serious?

A: lyme disease is serious. It can lead to permanent and significant problems. Left untreated, lyme disease can lead to cardiac and nervous system problems. Thinking abilities such as memory may be affected. Furthermore, arthritis can develop, causing pain and swelling in the joints....


lyme disease -- Arthritis - does anyone have Chronic lyme arthritis?

A: 22 Aug 2011 Hi Juniebird2, My sister in law has lyme disease and fibro. I do believe their is a coorlation between the two. I suggested she try a special all natural supplement that I have been taking for my Fibro. It helped her tremendously. Please friend me if your interested. God Bless, Reedeli Votes:+0CommentVote upReport theels25 Oct 2011 I had & was treated for lyme. After the long treatment my " head fog " cleared up greatly. I later tested high for RA, my Dr. says I have Fibromyalgia. I am now on disability, she keeps giving me more medicine, stronger medicine. My RA test keep going up. I take ADD medicine and THAT keeps my head clear. I have never heard of lyme...


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 integrated pest management. The ticks that transmit


Are their diferant types of lyme disease?

A: there are different and its very very bad to get. its uncurable. you should research it..wikipedia.com i don''t think so, i think there different stages of it try looking it up @ www.webmd.com they are really great for things like that good luck There are no different types, but symptoms varie from person to person. THis is sort of a tricky question to answer because the term "lyme disease" is only really used in the United States (& Canada). It''s known as LB in Europe & similar terms in other locales around the Northern hemisphere. There are several geno-species of the borrelia ("Borrelia Burgdorferi") that result in lyme infection. 3 well-known ones are: 1)Borrelia Burgdorferi Senso...


Is lyme disease deadly?

A: No, but lemon disease can be. can be -but is mostly debilitating-poor healthfor years My sister had it 7 years ago and she did not get treated right away, she was on level 3. She tells me that was the worst level to be on. She was on heavy antibiotics and it took a year before she was feeling her self. Her heart muscle has weaken and she does get out of breath a lot, but it took her months to get treated finally because the many Dr.s she seen said that she can''t have lyme''s there are no ticks in Mi, finally she found a specialist in Saginaw Mi. and was tested, it came back negative but she got tested again and came back positive, sometimes it takes more then once to come back positive, I guess if you did nothing about it, it could kill...


Could I have lyme disease?

A: Hi, Paula... This is an addition to my first msg which I forgot to address...you said your gp tested you for lyme. The tests for lyme are notorious for yielding false negatives. lyme is ultimately a clinical diagnosis based on symptoms and bite history (if the patient recalls one.) A lyme specialist will treat you regardless of the test results. You would also be tested for co-infections which is critical for anyone who suspects he/she may have lyme disease. With the tick bite and that compilation of symptoms, it certainly sounds like you could have lyme disease and it definitely would...
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