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Incredibly itchy skin all over, with a pimply rash over my feet and legs. been treated for scabies 5 times, and still have it. could it be lyme?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Doubtful.: This would not be a typical Lyme rash. Testing for Lyme during the rash phase usually isn't helpful - too early. I would see a dermatologist and treat the itching symptomatically in the meanwhile.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
What features suggested scabies? How treated????? Were others also treated? Maybe not scabies. Maybe inadequate treatment. Many people need weeks or even months to recover from post-scabies eczema.
Sep 26, 2015
Last updated Sep 26, 2015


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