A member asked:
do i have lme disease? i got a tick bite on my upper thigh about half a year ago. it spread to other parts of my legs, itches a lot, but i don't have any of the other symptoms. i misspelld: the question is do i have lyme diease?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Laura McMullen answered
20 years experience Pediatrics
The : The rash associated with lyme disease is called erythema migrans and it looks like a target or bulls-eye. It usually starts at the site of the tick bite 3-30 days after the bite (average 7 days) and then can spread to other parts of the body. The rash typically doesn't last more than a month and is rarely itchy. An itchy rash appearing 6 months after a tick bite would not be related to lyme disease. Other kinds of ticks can spread other organisms besides lyme such as "southern tick associated rash illness" or rocky mountain spotted fever, so if you think you have an abnormal rash related to a previous tick bite, contact your doctor. Below i've attached a website with tons of good information on lyme disease. Good luck!
Answered on Jun 10, 2019
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Not sure: Some people can have lyme disease and be fairly symptom free for many months, then get sick when the bady is challenged with some other stress, like an injury, or increased psych stress, or another infection. You don't have the 'typical' pattern of flu like illness followed by fatigue and multi system symptoms. If you are concerned get tested, preferrably through igenix labs.
Answered on Sep 4, 2018
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