A 47-year-old member asked:
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what can be done for a lyme disease rash when it's painful?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Lyme rash: A bull-s eye rash typical of lyme disease can beome infected. The bacterial cause is usually staph or strep which the usual antibiotic, doxycycline, does not cover. An additional antibiotic maybe needed. Please consult your doctor.
Answered on Aug 27, 2012
Dr. Jerry Casale
37 years experience Pediatrics
Check rash: The rash associated with lyme called erythema migrans is usually not itchy or painful, it might feel warm perhaps very mild itch but usually not painful so have ur dr check it out.
Answered on May 7, 2016
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