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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
No: No. The bulls eye is actually part of the rash resolution.

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Anything is possible: But if the child has been in any area where there may be deer ticks they should be treated for lyme disease without waiting for serologic confirmation ... Read More
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
NO!!!: Nothing else is known to cause erythema migrans, the bulls-eye rash around a bug bite that is seen in up to half of those infected with lyme. If one h ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Almost immediately: It starts very soon after the tick bite and expands over the next few days.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
3-30 days or never: A bulls-eye rash (erythema migrans) after a tick bite is considered a sure sign that one has been infected with lyme & appears 3-30 days after the bit ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends on location : In the southeastern usa, a similar rash can occur following the bite of the lone star tick called southern tick associated tick illness or stari. Prog ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
YES!!!: A bulls-eye rash is pathognomonic of lyme, meaning it alone generally proves you got it. Blood tests are notoriously unreliable for lyme-only half wit ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Don't be.: The story is not consistent with Lyme disease. The tick has to be attached for at least 12 hours to infect.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends on location : In the southeastern usa, a similar rash can occur following the bite of the lone star tick called southern tick associated tick illness or stari. Prog ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azen Jukic
28 years experience Pathology
Not making sense: Why did you have surgery? That is not a treatment for lyme disease. Please restate your question.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Tick bite and aches: You should definitely see your physician as you may have lymes or other disease without a rash. You still can be treated. See your doctor as soon as ... Read More

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