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How long does it take for a lyme disease vaccination take to take effect on a dog?

Question by : How long does it take for a lyme disease vaccination take to take effect on a dog?
My dog got his Lyme disease vaccination a week ago, and I found a tic on him this evening, and we could not find the head after we pulled off the body. I was just wondering if the vaccination takes effect immediately or if it takes a little while. Also if they have the vaccination can the tic head still effect him in any way? He is about 95lbs and is a pit-bull if that matters.
At Rocky
Yea i did search and didn’t find anything, and i found the tic at 12am so I don’t think my vet is available. And the last time before this when my vet went over everything with me was over a year ago. I didn’t take him to the vet this time. Like I am going to remember everything he says… I found a tic, i wanted an answer not criticism.

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Answer by Rocky
questions like this crack me up, the shame is similar ones are from mothers about their infant vaccinations too.

The vet and Dr always goes over all the information at the time of the vaccination, what kind of parent/owner doesn’t give their charge anymore thought than that. it’s not hard to find such info boom there it is (tell me you didn’t ask this Q via phone you did use in internet…do you know how to search?

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i just removed a deer tick, question about lyme disease!?

Question by Mr. Midget: i just removed a deer tick, question about lyme disease!?
i work at a summer camp in easter Massacusetts. twards the end of the camp day i noticed i had a deer tick on me. i went to the EMT that works full time for the camp and she removed it for me. she then told me i should go to my DR with the sugestion that she might give me some antibiotics. i know 4 people who have worked in the same camp that now have lyme disease due to the deer ticks that are on the property. when i got to my dr she saw me right away, but only for 5 mineuts. she simple looked at the spot on my arm where the tick had been, noticed it was totaly removed and said that if i saw any redness or had flue like symptoms that i should call her right away.

me question is, should i got to a different dr or a hospital to get antibiotics, or just wait an see if the sympots show up and then go?

also, i think the tick was only atached for a few hours. i know i didn’t have it yesterday moning befor camp. ao it was on me some where between 2 and 24 hours.

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Answer by Zsa*Zsa* Galore
I asked my husband who is a doctor & he strongly recommended that you DO get antibiotic treatment. Since your family doctor ignored your concern, go to the E.R. & insist you get treatment…..tell them about the 4 other campers who have contracted Lyme Disease from the same tick population. They should take your complaint seriously. Good luck!

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I have lyme disease because of my puppy and she has ticks how do i get rid of the ticks of my dog,please help!?

Question by : I have lyme disease because of my puppy and she has ticks how do i get rid of the ticks of my dog,please help!?
Ok so my dog has ticks and she gave me lyme disease i went to the doctor and he gave me antibiotucs and cream but the problem is that the doctor said to keep away from my puppy and to not touch her or play with her but i want to and i want to hug her and play with her but i cant please help!! How do i get rid of her ticks so i could play with her and hug her?? Please help me!! Please! Do me this favor i would be happy if you answer. But llease no rude or dumb answers! Or they would be reported! Please help!! 🙁 how do i get rid of the ticks on my puppy? Please help!

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Answer by ✫ ʀᴇᴀʟıтʏ вıтᴇz™ ✫

Get the dog started on a flea/tick preventative.

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Possible that i have lyme disease?… (help)?

Question by : Possible that i have lyme disease?… (help)?
For years now (i am 17) i have been struggling with this feeling that i feel like i’m ‘detached’ from myself like an unreal feeling, like im in a dream state in a way this is constant, 24/7. I do not get a break from this feeling. I’ve struggled with this feeling for years now, it progressively got worse and now it’s just too hard to do anything. Going to work and school is hell. I used to have panic attacks all the time, anxiety over this feeling. I thought i had some horrible disease.. Been tested for everything been to so many doctors, cat scan on brain, mri on neck, ultrasound on stomach, endoscopy and biopsy.. nothing.. just some inflammation in my esophagus and stomach is all.. and my nose is always clogged even when my allergies arent acting up.. I get this pain on the left side of my stomach, its very uncomfortable sometimes to the point where i have to bend over and squeeze that side with my stomach muscles to relieve the pain. I have neck stiffness, very bad. even when i go to my chriopractor and get adjusted it still is stiff. my chest recently just started to become ‘stiff’ not that long ago. It cracks a lot. I get this white light strobe light like floater in my left eye. I get headaches, migraines.. sometimes i get tingling in my left upper arm or a slight numbness feeling.. sometimes (rarely) i go slightly deaf in one of my ears.. also, my face (under my eye usually) will twitch too. I do sometimes get pains in my knees.. We thought it might be candida, but the endoscopy would have showed that most likely.. we thought it could be gluten intolerance.. not sure anymore though.. i’m being tested for celiac right now.. but I was talking about lyme and i used to get A LOT of ticks on me as a child. i used to climb trees and such and my mom would always check me and we had to always get some off of me.. there was one that was really hard to get off of me i remember.. and i also had ringworm when i was little, on my face up on my forehead.. But i went to school with it and it had spread to other parts of my face too and it was so bad the school told me i had to go home.. and ringworm is supposably really contagious.. but no one i touch had got it.. maybe it was the rash from a bite from a tick? is this possible?… does anyone think i should go talk to a lyme specialist or to save money anything you know that i could take to see if i feel better? Please, i just want my life back. You have no idea how hard it is to live with this.. i go out trying to smile to be happy as i usually am and i just come home and cry.. my boyfriend is doing everything he can to make me feel better as well as my mom.. please

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Answer by yak_on_guiness
I would say that it is very likely that you may have it. You mentioned a rash, and according to my research, a rash may develop from a tick bite within 2-3 weeks of being bit. I did some research and here is what I found as a list of symptoms:
Stage 1:
Lack of energy, which is the most common symptom.
Headache and stiff neck.
Fever and chills.
Muscle and joint pain.
Swollen lymph nodes.
Stage 2:
Being tired.
Additional skin rashes in several places on your body that develop as the infection spreads.
Pain, weakness, or numbness in the arms or legs.
Inability to control the muscles of the face (paralysis of the facial nerves).
Recurring headaches or fainting.
Poor memory and reduced ability to concentrate.
Conjunctivitis (pinkeye) or sometimes damage to deep tissue in the eyes.
Occasional rapid heartbeats (palpitations) or, in rare cases, serious heart problems.
Stage 3:
Swelling and pain (inflammation) in the joints, especially in the knees.
Numbness and tingling in the hands, feet, or back.
Severe fatigue.
Partial facial nerve paralysis, which usually occurs within the first few months after the tick bite.
Neurologic changes, including problems with memory, mood, or sleep, and sometimes problems speaking.
Chronic Lyme arthritis, which causes recurring episodes of swelling, redness, and fluid buildup in one or more joints that last up to 6 months at a time.
Because you mentioned that you got the rash as a child, it seems to me that you are probably experiencing stage 3 symptoms right now. Because, from what I know, lyme disease can be very hard to cure at this stage, I would absolutely recommend seeing a specialist, because I am by far no expert on lyme disease.
And I do hope that you can receive that help you need.

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Q&A: Lyme’s Disease- getting help for cost of treatment?

Question by hope: Lyme’s Disease- getting help for cost of treatment?
My cousin, who is in her 20’s, was recently diagnosed with Lyme’s disease. Over the past several years, she struggled with multiple health problems, with no diagnosis until now.

The diagnosis is bittersweet- she now knows what is making her so ill, but unfortunately, she must undergo extensive, daily, treatments for 3 months, which costs nearly $ 2000/wk. Her insurance does not cover this treatment, and she is suffering. Her doctor says she won’t die from this disease, but she has to suffer with all the worsening symptoms. It is sad that this treatment can help her (though I hear it has some pretty bad side effects as well) but she has to sit back and suffer, due to lack of finances.

She is young and has her whole life ahead of her. The severity of her illness prevents her from working, as daily functioning is a struggle in itself. There MUST BE some way to help her. Is there some organization? I’m trying to find a way to start some sort of fundraiser…

Any ideas???

Any ideas?

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Answer by faithalone
nothing makes me more mad than health insurance making important life choices for people!!! you pay for health insurance for times like this and then what do they do either a) nothing or b) raise your rates to where you can’t afford to pay the premium or even go to the doctor. anyways, what most people have done around my hometown is put out jars at gas station (i live in a small town), sometimes women from churches will sponsor a bake sale or garage sale for people, and another thing i’ve seen is a local music group hold a benefit concert. hope some of these help!!!

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