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Dr. Cynthia Archer Dr. Archer
Internal Medicine
15 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Pin prick rash that's turned into blotches like blood or bruises under the skin. Headache, feeling sick, fuzzy eyes?

Pin prick rash that's turned into blotches like blood or bruises under the skin. Headache, feeling sick, fuzzy eyes?

See a doctor: It's not clear what you are describing, but it sounds potentially serious. Please get seen by a doctor in real life today.

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Dr. Louise Andrew Dr. Andrew
Emergency Medicine
42 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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I have an itchy welt like rash on neck, eyes, elbows, pelvis and legs. Now developing bruise like soreness at the base of both palms.?

I have an itchy welt like rash on neck, eyes, elbows, pelvis and legs. Now developing bruise like soreness at the base of both palms.?

This is unusual: Leah, you really need to see a clinician both to get relief from the symptoms and find the cause. You can take over the counter antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itching, but the soreness is strange and could mean it is something more than just an allergy. Good luck!

Dr. Andrew Shatz Dr. Shatz
Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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I have a small red rash like spot on the upper lift of my left eye. It's tender and isn't going away?

I have a small red rash like spot on the upper lift of my left eye. It's tender and isn't going away?

See an eye doctor: This can represent an allergy, an infection or an inflammatory process. If the spot is on the eyelid it needs to be treated differently than if it is on the eye itself. In either case, you should have an eye doctor evaluate it so that the appropriate treatment can be started.

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Dr. Shira Miller Dr. Miller
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
Technion Israel Institute of Technology Faculty of Medicine (TeAMS)
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Dr. Lynne Weixel Dr. Weixel
Clinical Psychology
32 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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Spots/rash, itchy groin, irritation of upper thighs (inside), muscle pains, lumpy feeling swallowing turning head left, bruise, nausea, sweating etc..

Spots/rash, itchy groin, irritation of upper thighs (inside), muscle pains, lumpy feeling swallowing turning head left, bruise, nausea, sweating etc..

Sounds unpleasant!: That's quite a list! It also could be that some symptoms are totally separate from others. If this lasts over a few days, see a Dr to have a good exam. That will begin to get you on the best track.

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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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I was in Barbados and I now have a prickly rash on my left side of neck and at very back of lower head. No fever, just rash tender to touch.

I was in Barbados and I now have a prickly rash on my left side of neck and at very back of lower head. No fever, just rash tender to touch.

Shingles?: Sounds as if this may be shingles. A quick look at the nature of the rash and its distribution should allow most doctors to recognize this. Have your PCP take a look.

Dr. Kenneth Smith Dr. Smith
Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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I have heart palps, joint pain & tired all the time. Years ago I had a bulls eye type rash on my shoulder. Is it possible I have Lyme disease?

I have heart palps, joint pain & tired all the time. Years ago I had a bulls eye type rash on my shoulder. Is it possible I have Lyme disease?

Get tested: Simple blood test for a potentially serious and treatable disease. You can prevent damage but cannot fix damage done.

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers Dr. Cremers
Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky Dr. Belilovsky
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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Dr. Robert Sterling Dr. Sterling
Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
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Woke with swelling at parotoid, cyst in jaw and abscess above eye. Had abscess drainedlast night in ER. Now swelling going up forehead and into duct, entire eyelid looks red/bruised. Is it normal after this type of procedure for it to look worse before

Woke with swelling at parotoid, cyst in jaw and abscess above eye. Had abscess drainedlast night in ER. Now swelling going up forehead and into duct, entire eyelid looks red/bruised. Is it normal after this type of procedure for it to look worse before

NormalOrNot-Go Back!: Don't speculate, ambulate (OK, use your car and drive) back to the ER for a re-check. There are too many variables to consider and sort-out via a short text message. That's a serious area of the body and you don't want any complications so go back and get it looked-at.

Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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How long does the red bulls-eye symptom of lyme's disease rash last?

How long does the red bulls-eye symptom of lyme's disease rash last?

Days to months: Erythema migrans, the bulls-eye rash unique to lyme, appears within 3-30 days after a bite & lasts several days to several months. However, no more than 1/2 and probably less than 1/3 of those with lyme report a bulls-eye rash. If you have it you have lyme, but not having it does not rule out lyme in any way. See http://www. Lyme-disease-research-database. Com/lyme-disease-rash. Html.

Dr. Stephen Rothstein Dr. Rothstein
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
35 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Dr. Joseph Eastern Dr. Eastern
Dermatology
40 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Can you have a bulls-eye rash and no Lyme exposure?

Can you have a bulls-eye rash and no Lyme exposure?

Sure.: Lots of stuff other than lyme disease can cause annular rashes, including fungus infections, something called erythema multiforme, and a group of conditions called the figurate erythemas, among other things. A dermatologist can sort out the problem for you.

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Dr. Larry Lutwick Dr. Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
45 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Could a rash but not a bulls-eye mark be a sign of Lyme disease after being bitten by a tick?

Could a rash but not a bulls-eye mark be a sign of Lyme disease after being bitten by a tick?

Depends on location: In the southeastern usa, a similar rash can occur following the bite of the lone star tick called southern tick associated tick illness or stari. Progression to arthritis or neurological disease appears not to occur.

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier Dr. Bouvier
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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A tick bit me, and I have a rash all over my upperbody, but it isn't bulls eye rash, what is it?

A tick bit me, and I have a rash all over my upperbody, but it isn't bulls eye rash, what is it?

Hard to say: Rashes are always difficult to diagnose without actually seeing it. I would recommend seeing your physician for this issue.

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Dr. Alan Jackson Dr. Jackson
Addiction Medicine
26 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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Dr. Paul Trani Dr. Trani
Pediatrics
years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Should I call the doctor if my baby has a bull’s eye rash?

Should I call the doctor if my baby has a bull’s eye rash?

Yes: There are a couple of things that a "bull's eye" rash could represent, and most of them should be followed by a medical provider. The most common of these is erythema multiforme, which represents a form of an allergic reaction that your child can get to a viral infection, amongst other things. Best to call your doctor and get it checked out.

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Dr. Emily Altman Dr. Altman
Dermatology
24 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Do you always get the bulls eye rash if you have lime disease? Would you treat a 21 month old who had a deer tic on her without the rash?

Do you always get the bulls eye rash if you have lime disease? Would you treat a 21 month old who had a deer tic on her without the rash?

Lyme disease: About 30% of people who get lyme disease do not have the bull's eye rash. If you still have the tick, take it to your doctor. He/she can send it to the lab to find out what tick it is. Deer tick females are the ones that carry lyme disease. Babies do get treated for lyme disease. Please see your pediatrician or a pediatric infectious disease specialist.

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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Bitten by mosquito/ spider that left bulls eye on arm. Next day my entire forearm covered white rash with white sparkling flakes. No itching.

Bitten by mosquito/ spider that left bulls eye on arm. Next day my entire forearm covered white rash with white sparkling flakes. No itching.

Arthropod vector: Could this have been a tick? The bull's eye you describe may be erythema migrans, the classic lesion of lyme disease. You need to show this to a doctor for specific identification, diagnosis and therapy if necessary. Do not wait, because if it is treatable, the earlier you get to it, the better. Good luck.

Dr. Warren Wolfe Dr. Wolfe
Family Medicine
54 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I have itchy legs (top) regually and it leaves a love bite type rash with bruises that a painful to touch what could this be please?

I have itchy legs (top) regually and it leaves a love bite type rash with bruises that a painful to touch what could this be please?

Need more info: It's hard to make a diagnosis without visualizing the skin condition. Please either consult with your family physician or a dermatologist now to get help.

Dr. John Chiu
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