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Integrative Medical Associates
Important steps to take if you are bitten by a tick:
Save the tick. Laboratories can test the tick for the presence of lyme and associated coinfections. Bay Area Lyme Foundation now performs free tick testing. For more information visit www.bayarealyme.org
If a rash develops take pictures of it and see your doctor immediately. Pictures may help your doctor in making the diagnosis.
Understand that a rash does not always appear in early Lyme Disease, so any symptoms should be addressed with your doctor.
See a doctor immediately. The sooner treatment is started the better the results are.
Go to www.lymediseaseassociation.org for a list of lyme literate MDs (LLMD). Otherwise, take a copy of the ILADS treatment guidelines with you for your doctor
Laboratories vary in terms of the depth of lyme testing provided.
Stony Brook Laboratories