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Erythema migrans rash

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
No: The Lyme disease rash would not respond to antihistamine.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Possibly: That is one cause. There are others.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: No one is sure of the false negative rate. With a likely tick bite and good erythema migrants, treatment is appropriate.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: No one is sure of the false negative rate. With a likely tick bite and good erythema migrants, treatment is appropriate.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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It depends: It depends on the severity of the rash, the underlying cause and the treatment used.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
1-3 weeks: It is, of course, variable based on each patient. Em is most often self-limited. Mild cases can resolve in 1-2 weeks but more advanced cases can take... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes, unfortuanely: If the diagnosis is correct this rash can be permanent. Even if the source of heat to the area has been stopped. One can try and fade (but not fully ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 38 years experience
Weeks : Erythema from skin inflammation can take weeks to clear and sometimes months to get rid of post-inflammatory discoloration.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology 47 years experience
Shouldn't blanch: you're correct....rash is caused by thermal trauma, usually from heating pad, etc....when source is removed, will take a while to resolve. sometimes t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Days: The rash develops after the initial symptoms. These symptoms can last for 7-10 days and can include -malaise -fever -headache -rhinorrhea -cough.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See a dermatologist.: See a dermatologist, have the rash evaluated. A skin biopsy may be very helpful.

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