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Grass Fleas Bites
Had a bug bite on ankle 4 weeks ago while on East coast in a wildlife area (no high grass). No rash or other symptoms. Worthwhile to test for Lyme?
I have about 35 bites on the back of my leg from lower calf to just above my knee. They do not itch. They are red, slightly raised with a white ring. I was outside for a moment, but not in the grass. Any idea what they might be? This also happened a week
Multiple red papule: Could be allergic reaction/ eczema, rarely psoriasis, You can see if topical steroids and antihistamines zyrtec (cetirizine) helps. if worsens consider antibiotics bacitracin or oral antibiotics. it is summer and there are a lot of allergens outside. if it were bulleyes rash think tick/ lyme i always test for lyme because it is so treatable and effects are significant . F/U w/ doc/ urgent ca ...Read more
Red bump on side of foot after sitting barefoot in grass. slightly larger than mosquito bite and itches. how to treat it? ice? drink water? thx!
If I want to eat fresh food, is it ok to grow my own in my yard? Havent treated the grass with chemicals for 6 yr.
Yes: That's the best thing. You know exactly whats going into the soil and being added to the plants. And you get truly fresh produce. It will also be the best tasting produce you can find. But it does take time & daily commitment. ...Read more
No: Fertilization is done with nitrogen rich chemicals not strictly poisonous but obnoxious and potentially allergenic. Best not to play around until the fertilizer is absorbed by watering the lawn or until the next rainfall. ...Read more