A 29-year-old member asked:
can a child have a bulls-eye bug-bite mark and have something else instead of lyme disease?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Martin Raff answered
55 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.
Answered on Jul 6, 2012
Dr. Randy Baker answered
39 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 has a bulls-eye rash see a doctor knowledgeable about lyme right away, as the sooner it is treated the better. See http://www.Lyme-disease-research-database.Com/lyme-disease-rash.Html.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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