A 34-year-old female asked:
tick bite still itches after months and now having some pain and swelling in knee. have been tested for lyme and it was negative? now what?
2 doctor answers
Dr. John Michel answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
Test is not reliable: See your doc again and revisit the symptoms . The test may be negative at a high negative rate but still have the process. Would go over the symptoms with the doc and have the doc look at the original site and describe any rash that you might have had. Sometimes if symptoms persist then the person is treated anyhow. Best wisehes
Answered on Aug 29, 2018
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan answered
56 years experience Dermatology
What does the DR say: There are numerous reasons why you may have trouble with your knee. Have you seen a rheumatologist or orthopedic specialist? Itching is not a sign of Lyme disease. What does your DR say?
Answered on Sep 7, 2018
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