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Is Rash A Symptom Of Lyme Advanced
Elbow Rash: Causes of elbow rash: allergies to medicine, cosmetics, food or clothing allergic reaction to poison oak, ivy or sumac rash due to friction with clothing, elbow pads or other surface rash due to insect bites inner elbow rash due to sweating specific skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis, infection, shingles, etc. ...Read more
Explain fatigue. Specifically as symptom of cancer. Is fatigue an early symptom or a generally later symptom?
Not a cancer: Sle is an autoimmune disease that can affects multiple organ including kidney, brain, joints, skin, blood, eyes etc. It is not cancer. Yes, it can be very debilitating and lethal if not treated properly. You need to see a rheumatologist and discuss in detail with your md. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It can be.: Thyroid acropachy may complicate graves' disease and subcutaneous infiltration is seen in myxedema. So, the answer to your question is that itchy shins can be associated with thyroidopathies. See your internist or family physician to obtain endocrinology referral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lyme with two bullseye rashes as child. Is Lyme able to come back and cause debilitating symptoms 20-some years later?
No: That is highly unlikely. Look for other causes. ...Read more
I got bit by a tick and got very ill and had a rash around it. I have every symptom of Lyme's. Where can I get tested in Arkansas?
Go to ER: If you need to contact your doctor immediately or go to an ER to get checked since there is an early window during which Lyme disease can be effectively treated. The approach is usually treat as Lyme Disease while waiting confirmation with blood test Do not delay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Lyme disease: Lyme disease affects different areas of the body in varying degrees as it progresses. The site where the tick bites the body is where the bacteria enter through the skin. As the bacteria spread in the skin away from the initial tick bite, the infection causes an expanding reddish rash that is often associated with "flu-like" symptoms. Later, it can produce abnormalities in the joints, heart, nerve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do symptoms of Lyme present only on the side of the body the bite was on? Bug bite w/ rash around it l arm, symptoms r arm and leg.
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
All blood tests for lupus neg. 4 times- just have clinical symptoms for a year, including malar rash-could still be lupus?Lyme test was + 1 year ago..
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?
Low vit d of 22, positive igm 23 n 41for lyme. Have fatigue mild body and muscle ache Is it just low vit d or lyme symptoms? No rash ever seen.
Hello, if you spot a tick and you develop a bulls eye rash but no other symptoms of lyme, how long is the initial treatment period of antibitics?
Swollen lymph nodes-on/off Pain for 3 mon,rashes,body ache.Saw 3 docs,no diag.Tested for lyme,ANA,hiv,cmv,ebv,sti..neg.cbc -normal.Worred Hlp pls?
Usually 3-5 weeks: Erythema migraines, the bullseye rash associated with lyme, typically appears 7-10 days after a tick bite, though it can be from 1-33 days. It usually lasts 3-5 weeks, though could be shorter or longer. It tends to gradually expand over time. While often said to appear in 80-90% of those with lyme, actually no more than 30% with lyme recall a rash- see www.Jemsekspecialty.Com/lyme_detail.Php?Sid=6. ...Read more
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