Diagnosis and Treatment
Lyme disease is a clinical diagnosis and there is currently no reliable confirmatory laboratory test in Canada or the United States.
The most reliable testing is through Igenex Inc.
IGeneX test kits are available with shipping materials at no charge directly from www.igenex.com.
Or you may call or email
You will need a medical or naturopathic doctor to fill out the requisition forms.
Your health professional will likely prescribe treatment consisting of antibiotics, a set of strict dietary guidelines and exercise protocols and a number of herbs and supplements. You will be treated until you are symptom free for a period of 3 to 4 months. The length of your treatment depends on a number of factors including the length of time you have been ill. There is no cookie-cutter approach.
The Erythema Migrans (EM) Rash
In less than 50% of cases, there is no rash.
If there is a rash, in about 9% of cases, it will take the form of a bulls-eye. In most cases, however, it is in the form of a homogeneously colored lesion. The rash can vary in size and appearance and may be found anywhere on the body, not just where the bite has occured. The presence of a rash is a sure sign of infection and treatment should begin immediately.
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