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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?!

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

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Lyme Disease (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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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

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

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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

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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?

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

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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 had a large (3" diameter) itchy purple bruise develop around a tick bite within 24 hours. Should I be worried about Lyme?

No, you are having an: allergic reaction to the ticks saliva. Put hydrocortisone cream on it. It should get better in next few days. If it does not, see your Dr. If the tick was not attached for 24 hrs, little chance of lyme disease. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Picture: A picture would be helpful to see if it is lyme disease. Not all red ring rashes of lyme are target like. The fact that it grew and was pale in the center is suspicious. Take her to her pediatrician, and if you have pictures, show it to him. ...Read more

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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

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Red circular palm/hand lesions itchy itchy soles random swelling fingers always tired no energy. Negative Lyme & syphilis tst. Occurring for 12 weeks?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I was diagnosis and treated for Lyme disease mnt ago now my legs feel heavy and hurt as does my knee and im experiencing dropfoot what could this be?

See a neurologist: You need to see a neurologist asap. I tend to doubt these are related to adequately treated lyme disease but anything is possible. Another possibility is ms. ...Read more