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What are the symptoms of lime disease? Are there two blood

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what are the symptoms of lime disease? Are there two blood tests to find out about lime disease, one for the deer tick and one for the bigger tick?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

usually it is a rash only

In later stages you can get joint pain, fatigue, and neurological symptoms

There are some blood tests for Lyme but they are notoriously inaccurate.

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