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Old 05-26-2016, 07:39 PM #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by zerthi View Post
That's true. Many diseases share common symptoms. Therefore I think the most accurate and fairly obvious way your doctor can tell is certainly lyme disease, besides identifying all the major symptoms, is telling him/her you were bitten by a tick that also left a rash in your skin.
Sadly most people infected with Lyme don't even know when they were bitten by a tick... the saliva of the tick contains a chemical that acts like some sort of local anesthesia. That is why people can't feel the bite of the tick... they can't even feel the tick when it's still attached to them. That is why it's so tricky, so a good doctor will run the appropriate tests.
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