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I got bitten by a spider in three places on my leg last week.

The bites ended up getting infected with staph and I am taking Keflex right now. The bites are much better since I've been taking the antibiotic.

I read something in an e-mail from NaturalHealth365 today that spider bites can cause Lyme Disease. Is this true?

Does anyone have any documentation showing this that is written by an LLMD or ILADS?

I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease in August 2007, but I now feel it was a misdiagnosis. I was finally properly diagnosed with Chemical Sensitivity in February 2011. My life has changed drastically since then.

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I've heard of this happening anecdotally.

I suppose you can contact ILADS and ask.

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