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I have a very weird rash. Bullseye. What is it?

I have a very weird rash. Bullseye. What is it?

Bull's eye: Well, a rash as you describe, "bullseye" can be seen in a condition called erythema multiforme. It is a skin reaction to some systemic condition. Recurrent herpes is a common cause as are a multitude of common viruses and other infectious conditions. It would be good for you to have this examined by a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Can the bullseye rash develop in one day from a tick bite?

Can the bullseye rash develop in one day from a tick bite?

14 days: The bullseye rash of lyme disease takes about 14 days to show up. You could have an allergic reaction to a bug bite that will develop within a day. Infection from a bite, not lyme disease, starts getting worse after about 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Had a bullseye rash about 3 years ago, haven't really felt good since. Found info on Lyme disease while trying to find some help.should I be tested?

Had a bullseye rash about 3 years ago, haven't really felt good since. Found info on Lyme disease while trying to find some help.should I be tested?

Lyme disease: can be diagnosed and treated by your family doctor. If symptoms continue, a Lyme disease specialist can help. Your doc or the local medical society or hospital can refer you. Yes, please see doc and get tested but know that Lyme results and symptoms are mysterious. If you have symptoms see doc even if lab work says not. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. Pickett, I have had a spot on my ankle that has been itching for a while and I just now looked at it and it turns out it is a rash. I became worried because it looks like a bullseye pattern but I'm not sure.

Hello Dr. Pickett, I have had a spot on my ankle that has been itching for a while and I just now looked at it and it turns out it is a rash. I became worried because it looks like a bullseye pattern but I'm not sure.

Consultation: Unfortunately you cannot direct a comment to a specific physician thru this Question and Answer box. You can take several up close images of the area and consult Dr Pickett or have a Prime consultation and upload the images for the Dr to see. ...Read more

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I have the bullseye rash around a tick bite but no other symptoms of Lyme disease. Should i still get a test done?

Get Rx & blood test!: A bullseye rash around a tick bite is considered proof of lyme disease.If you do not have symptoms yet, you almost certainly will over time. It takes time for a blood test to turn positive & you should not wait for this; the earlier you start treatment the better the outcome.Many lyme specialists advise Doxycycline 200 mg 2x/day for a month to be safe.Also get tested for co-infections like babesia. ...Read more

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I was bitten by a tick in may 2008 in tennessee with a resulting bullseye rash; at this point in time, how can I tell whether I have Lyme or stari?

I was bitten by a tick in may 2008 in tennessee with a resulting bullseye rash; at this point in time, how can I tell whether I have Lyme or stari?

Persistent symptoms?: A tick bite causing a bullseye rash could be either lyme or stari. Stari tends to be self-limited without chronic symptoms. Lyme often causes ongoing fatigue, muscle/joint pains &/or neurological symptoms. If you have lyme-related symptoms get an igg & igm western blot from igenex labs, as other labs do less thorough tests. If you do not have ongoing symptoms it was probably stari. See comment:. ...Read more

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I got Lyme at 14. Had the bullseye rash. Did doxyxyline. This was 16 years ago. In 2009 had fatigue had Lyles tst she's positive. No rash. New bite?

I got Lyme at 14. Had the bullseye rash. Did doxyxyline. This was 16 years ago. In 2009 had fatigue had Lyles tst she's positive. No rash. New bite?

Lyme disease: Once you have had Lyme disease you may remain seropositive (meaning your antibody test is positive) for a lifetime. You need not have had a new infection. The interpretation of the serologies can be complex and cannot be discussed here in detail. ...Read more

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I have a bullseye rash around a tick bite but do not have any other symptoms of Lyme disease. Do I need to get a blood test?

I have a bullseye rash around a tick bite but do not have any other symptoms of Lyme disease. Do I need to get a blood test?

Not just Lyme: Avoid being "lyme-centric"! depending on geography, there are several other tick borne diseases ( e.g. Anaplasmosis, babesia, human monocytic or granulocytic erlichiosis) that co-infects with lyme (caused by b. Burgdorferi), or else , the diagnosis is something other than lyme (eg. Relapsing fever caused by b. Hermsii & southern tick -associated rash illness [stari] caused by a diffferent tick. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more