Doctors and medical professionals say it’s a mistake to use terms like “it” or “it-iness” to describe Lyme disease.

The American Academy of Family Physicians, which represents more than 1,300 physicians, has said doctors should use the term “it,” instead of “itness.”

In a statement, the organization said the “it”-ness is “fraught with confusion and inaccuracy,” and has been linked to unnecessary testing and misdiagnosis.

“Instead, we urge physicians to instead use terms that emphasize the seriousness of Lyme disease and the importance of testing, treatment and supportive care,” the statement reads.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists also called on physicians to avoid using the term.

A spokesperson for the American College said the medical profession “is very clear about the importance and importance of proper diagnosis of Lyme infection and appropriate care.”

“There is a lot of confusion about what we are referring to and how we are addressing it,” Dr. Jeffrey Reisman, an OB/GYN at New York University School of Medicine, told CNN.

He said it is important for physicians to understand that “it is important to recognize that there are multiple etiologies of Lyme.”

Dr. Reisman said he and colleagues recommend doctors who are diagnosed with Lyme follow a Lyme course and get a Lyme test, as well as other treatment.

“[Doctors] need to be vigilant, especially if they have a new diagnosis and there are new symptoms that are not clear,” he said.

“If a new Lyme infection is suspected, it’s best to get tested and treated as soon as possible.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidance for physicians that urges them to ask questions about a patient’s symptoms before prescribing antibiotics and other treatments.

Doctors who don’t follow the guidelines can be disciplined, and the American Academy recommends them to do so.

“Physicians should ask about the symptoms, symptoms history, and symptoms of their patients before prescribing or referring for any treatment, and they should seek out information about the specific etiologic agent and whether that agent may be associated with the patient’s disease,” the guidance reads.

“The importance of having a full understanding of the etiology of Lyme is paramount, and it’s important to be proactive about it,” Reisman added.

Dr Lori St. George, chief of infectious diseases at St. Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco, said doctors can be surprised by the variety of symptoms patients might have, even if they do have Lyme disease, such as fever, fatigue, and loss of appetite.

“They don’t always have symptoms, but sometimes they have them and it could be associated to Lyme,” she said.

She also said doctors shouldn’t be worried about patients who don’t have symptoms.

“It is normal to be worried if you are not seeing symptoms and you are having an infection,” she told CNN’s “New Day” in a phone interview.

“People who have an infection are more susceptible to developing other infections, and people who have a lot to worry about have a harder time getting tested.”

Dr. Michael Smith, a professor of epidemiology and infectious diseases and professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, said a good rule of thumb for physicians is that if you suspect you have Lyme, you should ask your doctor for a Lyme blood test and ask them to look at a Lyme stool sample for signs of Lyme.

“This is just a standard diagnostic test,” Smith said.

“If they find that you have a Lyme infection, then they should test you.”

“If they think they’re positive, they should not do a test, but if they think you’re negative, they can try to do a follow-up test,” he added.

“They don’ t have to do that.”

Dr James Raskin, a medical professor at Columbia University and author of “The Lyme Disease Diet,” said that doctors should treat patients who have symptoms that aren’t related to Lyme infection.

“There are some patients who do have symptoms,” he told CNN, “but the overwhelming majority of Lyme patients have Lyme.”

“I think the majority of them have Lyme.

There are a lot more cases of Lyme than people know,” he continued.

I have had a lot patients who come in and have no symptoms, and their symptoms are not Lyme-related.

I have treated a lot.

“But there are some who have Lyme and their problems go away because they’ve had a bad reaction to a treatment, or their immune system doesn’t work well.”

Raskin said doctors also should take into account the severity of symptoms and the time between a diagnosis and the onset of symptoms.