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Itchy Inflamed Legs 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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
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?
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