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How do you monitor possible Lyme disease after a treated infection?

Patients successfully treated for Lyme Disease do not need monitoring of any kind (there is no advantage to this.) There are no recommendations for routine antibody levels post Lyme (in fact, it is ...
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What would happen if a person used Flea medicine on themselves?

Many of the active ingredients in flea and tick powders are harmful to humans, or suspected of being carcinogenic, or have effects on the nervous system. The Humane Society has a page on OTC flea and ...
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Chances of contracting Lyme disease after an half hour walk through a narrow trail through woods

The CDC says: Your risk for Lyme disease is very low if a tick has been attached for fewer than 36 hours. Check for ticks daily and remove them as soon as possible. You don't have evidence you were ...
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Do Western Blot 'false negatives' eventually produce positives?

In short, Yes. In an otherwise healthy immune system you'd expect that someone with Lyme disease will eventually test positive with Western Blot. The "whatever it is that Lyme Disease produces that ...
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Lyme disease and joint popping

The article linked from the question mentions crepitus (joint popping) as one of the symptoms of arthritis in Lyme disease. Crepitus is quite a general term, which means "grating, crackling or ...
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How much time takes it to get a diagnosis of borreliosis/lyme disease?

Two-step Laboratory Testing Process is recommended for Lyme decease detection. It takes several days depends on the laboratory to make the test. However in accordance to your post you were bitten ...
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