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Helprin56
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I'm thinking of starting to use the sauna at my local gym as part of my treatment but I'm worried about possibly transmitting lyme to someone through sweat.

I feel like it would be really good for me to sweat out some of the toxins but I don't think I can live with the possibility of transmitting lyme to another person.

Any opinions would be appreciated.

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AnnaOD20
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I never thought of this, but I do siit on a towel when I use my gym's sauna. I really doubt you can transmit lyme this way though, but guess it can't hurt to be careful.
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Lymetoo
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Shouldn't be a problem, but someone will come along and tell you that kissing can spread it .. so ....

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bcb1200
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Is this a joke? No...you can't transmit it that way.

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thehause
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Depends on what you do in the sauna... There is a reason i avoid it at my 24 hour fitness (and that reason finds its other half on craigslist).
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