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Insect Bites That Mimic Lyme Disease
Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more
I was bitten by a bug on my leg last June, took a long time ti heal and the scar is black and now I have vertigo, could it be Lyme disease?
Get tested: There is a simple blood test for Lyme antibodies, to remove any doubt. Ask your doctor about getting tested. ...Read more
Symptoms after bite: About half the time one will get a bulls-eye rash, a red ring surrounding the bite, appearing 3-30 days after the bite. This is a clear sign of lyme. Also, lyme usually causes flu-like symptoms like muscle aches, fever and headache within days of the bite. Be aware that ticks may carry other infections besides lyme, such as babesia, bartonella, ehrlichiosis and rocky mountain spotted fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several reasons: If it was a wood tick, it does not carry lyme. Not all deer ticks are infected. The tick must be attached for 12 hours or so to infect a person. ...Read more
Lyme is caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnosis is not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more
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