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Default What the chance that I will get Lyme Disease? - 04-08-2009, 10:50 PM

I went walking in the woods yesterday with a friend and immediately showered afterward. Today, I found a tick on my arm. I removed it promptly & correctly, and put rubbing alcohol on the site afterward. I had my mom check me over for more ticks and we didn't find anything. What's the chance that I will get Lyme Disease from this?
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You can't get Lyme disease unless the tick bit you.
   
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Very small, almost nonexistent. The smaller the tick, the higher the likely hood, but again, Lyme Disease is very rare.
   
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If the tick that bit you was infected with Lyme, you have a high chance of getting the disease. If the tick wasn't infected, you're home free. The problem is that you don't know whether or not the tick was infected.

Worth checking into.

Good sources of info about Lyme disease:
http://www.lymedisease.org
http://www.ilads.org
http://www.canlyme.com
http://www.lymenet.org
http://www.lymeinfo.net
http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org
http://www.lymedoctor.com
http://www.touchedbylyme.org
   
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