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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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Lyme Disease (Definition)

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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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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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?

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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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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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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