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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 discouraged, because no one knows what the levels signify), nor yearly exams or other. It is the responsibility of the patient (and the patient should be so ...


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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 tick products, one of the sections details a couple of these effects: Besides pyrethroid-based products, ingredients to be wary of are organophosphate ...


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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 bitten by a tick, let alone having had one feed for over 36 hours. Without any known bite from a tick, without any signs or symptoms of a bite without noticing ...


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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 this Western Blot tests for" is worth discussing in some detail. Lyme Disease is caused by a bacterial infection, transmitted by tick bites. As you guessed, ...


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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 popping sounds and sensations experienced under the skin and joints or a crackling sensation due to the presence of air in the subcutaneous tissue." In arthritis, ...


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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 by tick more than 30 days ago and you did not develop later signs &symptoms. So it gives evidences that the probability of the development of Lyme decease is ...


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