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Itchy Inflamed Legs Lyme
I have red itchy spots randomly all over my legs, stomach & chest. They itch horribly. I do have Lyme disease could it be related or other causes?!
Not sure of the:
Context. Lyme disease is an infection. It can have a rash and would need treatment. Mostly people mean "I think I might have had lyme disease sometime in the past". And the organism would certainly be entirely gone with treatment. While one can have an injury from it, it is less likely to have rash from treated lyme than treated gunshot wound.
THen, inflammations, infections, circulatory issues. . ...Read more
A condition 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 diagnoses are not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more
Incredibly itchy skin all over, with a pimply rash over my feet and legs. Been treated for scabies 5 times, and still have it. Could it be Lyme?
Doubtful.: This would not be a typical Lyme rash. Testing for Lyme during the rash phase usually isn't helpful - too early. I would see a dermatologist and treat the itching symptomatically in the meanwhile. ...Read more
Bitten by non-lyme tick 8 mos ago (tick was tested). Itchy rash over legs, arms, buttocks, weight loss and night sweats. What could be the cause? Thx
Many possibilities: Besides lyme, ticks can transmit many other infections including babesia, bartonella, ehrlichina, rickettsia and other types of borrelia. The tick testing negative for lyme does not rule out other infections. But your symptoms could be unrelated to the bite too! See a doc knowledgeable in tick-borne illness. Consider seeing a doc for general evaluation too, ideally a holistic doc. ...Read more
Intense itchiness and twitching/spasms all over my body. Could this be Lyme disease? If not, what are other possibilities?
Symptoms: Require a comprehensive examination and blood testing: cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more
Few days ago I noticed a mosquito bite that was itchy. When I woke up this morning, the bite looked like a bullseye. Could this be Lyme or something else?
Could be bug bite: It is possible for any insect bite to cause inflammation resulting in erythema (redness) resembling erythema chronica migrans, the rash associated with Lyme. You should send a photo, or better yet see a clinician if you were in a wooded area to insure it is not due to early Lyme Disease. The rash associated with lyme disease is often asymptomatic. ...Read more
15mts sick, itchy/painful, body sores. Had West. Blot for Lyme, 1active-58kd igG band. Know I need 5/10 for +, but what else causes 58kd to be active?
Explanation: In your case 58kd mean nothing. It's call crossreactivity and can not proof Lyme D. with your rashes/sore you definitely need help. May be dermatologist will help. ...Read more
I have had a large (3" diameter) itchy purple bruise develop around a tick bite within 24 hours. Should I be worried about Lyme?
I have a tick bite that is 5 days old. It's mildly tender, mildly itchy and looks like a large mosquito bite. I'm not in a Lyme disease region.
Tick borne illnesses:
Include many things besides just Lyme. However, most often, a local reaction to a tick bite is simply
inflammation; an expanding, red area of tenderness can be cellulitis (a skin infection, often caused by staph bacteria). If it is worsening or you develop a fever, please seek medical attention for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
My daughter had 3 red bumps on her chest. 1 grew to 5cm wide with a red ring & white center. No red in the very center & not itchy. Could this be Lyme?
I was bit by a tick 16 weeks ago. The symptoms have not gone away. The bite itself hurts but the skin around it is red, swollen and itchy. Lyme dis?
Bit by a Tick:
I am sorry you have waited 16 weeks!
You must call your Primary doctor immediately.
If he/she cannot see you for a day or so, please have a friend or family take you to the nearest Emergency facility.
Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more
ANA 1.80 wk 1, 1.40 wk 3. Lyme 0.99 wk 1, 0.95 wk 3. lymph nodes under armpit with pain. Lyme wb IgM 41kda, 23kda present. Lymph pain groin. Rashes (itchy n non), what wrong? Tks
Red circular palm/hand lesions itchy itchy soles random swelling fingers always tired no energy. Negative Lyme & syphilis tst. Occurring for 12 weeks?
Well: How long have you been on doxycylline? Since this is not likely an essential drug, you should check with your doctor to see if can discontinue it for a couple of weeks. Otherwise you need further work up. ...Read more
My 4 ur old son has been getting bites sometimes have ring around it. Neg for Lyme but today has light rings and marks all over his legs lil raised?
Bites, ring marks: If your son has been bitten by a tick, you would know, as he is 4 years old. Is it itchy? Could be insect bites. Common insect bites come from mosquitoes, flees, or insects on the lawn. Less common are bed bugs, scabies, ants. If this keep happening check out the house and keep him inside at dusk and dawn. Look closely at the bed for bugs and the screens for holes. Possible also a contactrash ...Read more
My son tested neg for Lyme month ago but has been get bites w rings sometimes. Than today bunch just light raised marks all over his legs. Ring worn?
Not ringworm: What you describe does not seem to indicate ringworm. With a rash like that, it is best to see a doctor so he/she can go through the different possibilities and give you an accurate answer. We can't help you here without seeing the rash, both the pattern and the individual bumps. Once you have done that, it would be nice if you can report the results here! ...Read more
Scratched by cat, bartonella? Have Lyme already. Cat punctured leg, dark red circle around puncture. Showed up two days later.
Perhaps: Bartonella also travels with Borrelia. Systemic Formulas' VRM series will treat Bartonella. Why haven't you treated for the Lyme? 4 components, Borrelia, accompanying parasites, coinfections and biotoxins. Get treated. ...Read more
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.
No: The rash occurs at the site of the bite but that is the only manifestation that will stay localized to the area of the bite. ...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
I was diagnosid with Lyme disease over a month ago now my lower leg hurt and when im walking it feels as if I have weights on my legs they are heavy?
How were you treated: I am not sure what your question is! Lyme can cause virtually any symptom, including yours. When you were diagnosed how long did they think you had it? If you had just been bitten I advise 200 mg Doxycycline 2x/day for 30 days but most docs under-treat. If you've had it longer antibiotics are usually not enough to treat chronic lyme. It's important to see a doctor with expertise in lyme. See comment:. ...Read more
Can ring worm spread real fast? My son has like 15 spots on his legs all today they treating for r.worm but scared can be Lyme he test neg month ago
My son tested neg for Lyme almost month ago had bite w ring but happen two more time and today light circle and rings all over leg can be Lyme still?
Could be: Lyme tests are notoriously unreliable and false negatives are common. If your son had tick bites and developed the characteristic rash, please have him checked again and consider treating based on the skin findings. ...Read more
My 3yr old son has a lot bites on his legs one was real big bump with ring right around it doc said didn't have test Lyme but would do u think should?
Lyme is tricky: I would advise u to get a second opinion if there is any doubt. An infectious diseases doctor is the type of doctor you need. I would trust what they say because u need that expert advice. Children should NOT be given doxycycline and there are real side effects to antibiotics. The lab testing can sometimes be confusing. There are certainly other possibilities here and I hope u get an ID doc. ...Read more
My daughter has lyme disease, her muscles in her legs hurt bad...like she's worked out,,, she's been workn long hours and look tired?
Lymes: Well the first question is when was she diagnosed and did she get treatment right away? Sounds to me she has the lymes for a while and perhaps did not get immediate treatment so now she is getting the flare ups. You need for her to see a doctor for treatment right away. This is a progressive disease and she can gave some serious affects without medical attention ...Read more
Felt something crawling up my cheek&killed it. Its like a red/brown tick with like orange/red legs. Would I know by now if I got bit? Could I have Lyme?
A tic: Will usually at least have it's head secured into your skin if it has had a bloodmeal. If there is just a tic walking about on your skin - it most likely has not caused harm. ...Read more
My 6 yr old has daily leg pain for 2 months- xrays were normal. Ortho ordered CBC and lyme tests. Monocytes came back elevated. Should I be concerned?
Mgt: I would advise continuing to monitor him for signs of infection or illness with exams and testing. ...Read more
Do I have lme disease? I got a tick bite on my upper thigh about half a year ago. It spread to other parts of my legs, itches a lot, but I don't have any of the other symptoms. I misspelld: the question is do I have Lyme diease?
The rash associated with lyme disease is called erythema migrans and it looks like a target or bulls-eye. It usually starts at the site of the tick bite 3-30 days after the bite (average 7 days) and then can spread to other parts of the body. The rash typically doesn't last more than a month and is rarely itchy. An itchy rash appearing 6 months after a tick bite would not be related to lyme disease. Other kinds of ticks can spread other organisms besides lyme such as "southern tick associated rash illness" or rocky mountain spotted fever, so if you think you have an abnormal rash related to a previous tick bite, contact your doctor.
Below I've attached a website with tons of good information on lyme disease. Good luck! ...Read more
Are there benign causes for numbness in 1 lower leg? Its been there for months and gradually got worse, seeing neurologist soon scared of ALS, MS, Lyme.
4 yr. Old f rt. Leg pain. Lyme test IgG & igm. Results. 091.Is this negative? Why would she have any Lyme antibodies? Lab error? Retest?
Could knee, foot, calf, and leg pain be caused my Lyme disease or mono or ra? What types of tests should I have? I do have a back history
Cannot diagnose: You need to be thoroughly evaluated and to communicate effectively with the doctor (s) seeing you. This cannot be done long distance over the internet. Make a detailed list of all your symptoms, the sequence in which they occur and their relationships with each other and take this with all you prior medical records to either a rheumatologist or an infectious diseases doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Could my leg pain be a symptom of my chronic Lyme? My bone feels like it will snap in one spot w/ pressure on it. I also used to be on depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)
Thoughts: Your pain does not seem consistent with either chronic Lyme (although chronic Lyme has several non-specific possible presenting symptoms) nor Depo use. However, it sounds pretty extreme and you need a physical exam and some tests to rule out some bone problems that may be more common in young women. ...Read more
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