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Lyme Disease Rash Of Top Foot
Last year I was hiking and was bit multiple times by horseflies. 1 bite swelled very large on my foot and another had a "bullseye" looking rash. I've had many health issues since then that seem lyme disease related. Who can I contact to get tested?
Your Family Doctor: You should consult your family doctor. If you don't have one,then go to a clinic. Horse flies bite will not cause Lyme Didease. But you can be checked by physical exam and blood test ...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
Does pheriferal neuropathy caused by Lyme disease go away by itself after healing lyme? My left foot is burning...I can't get no sleep because of it
See a neurologist: This is one situation in which i would urge a 2nd opinion with a neurologist if you have not already seen one. If the neuropathy is related to lyme disease (and imo that is a large "if") the injury to the nerves heals very slowly. A neurologist would rule out other causes and offer you meds which are often very helpful in minimizing the symptoms. ...Read more
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
26 yo female with severe knee and hand pain in the morning along with pain on balls of feet. Pain also in middle of night.Possible RA or Lyme disease?
Anything is possible: No need to speculate. Go see your family doctor for evaluation, testing & treatment options. S/he can refer you to a rheumatologist if necessary. ...Read more
42 female, acute onset swelling/pain leg,knee, ankle,feet, wrist. fatigue. eosinophil level 760. bit by tick 8 weeks ago. ELISA neg. for Lyme disease.
Must treat: This is very suspicious for Lyme. About 30% will never test positive for Lyme. You need a course of antibiotics ASAP. Lyme must be treated quickly, or else it becomes chronic and is much harder to treat. ...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 more
Yes it could: A small red bump may appear at the site of the tick bite. This small bump is normal after a tick bite and doesn't indicate lyme disease. However over the next few days, the redness may expand forming a rash in a bull's-eye pattern with a red outer ring surrounding a clear area. The rash called erythema migrans is one of the hallmarks of lyme disease. Some people develop this rash at more areas. ...Read more
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 more
How long after starting antibiotics should the rash go away if you believe you have Lyme disease?
It could be up: to several weeks. If longer, see a Dr. ...Read more
Can you get bit by a tick and get Lyme disease without ever getting a rash or knowing you ever got bit?
Is there a name for a rash that is silver dollar sized and like a Lyme disease except more sickle shaped, a circle that is open at one end?
See a dermatologist: Without seeing this cannot possibly diagnose. It might be a lyme eruption. Go and be seen ...Read more
Exam: Lime disease responds to treatment best if caught early. Call your pediatrician for an appointment to ck for lime disease or other creepy crawlies that can cause circular rashes. Don't delay, call for an appointment now! ...Read more
What can I do if my daughter has a perfect circular rash. How to tell between ringworm and Lyme disease?
Scaling : Ringworm or tinea corporis is typically scaly and red at edges and clear in the center. The bull's eye rash of lyme disease is not scaly. It is a flat red rash and often there are other faint blotchy red rashes elsewhere on the body that move around to different areas sporadically. Lyme disease also rare in alabama. See a physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Aches and pains everywhere and pins and needles. I am very concerned about Lyme disease although I don't have rash. Could it be serious ?
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
Check rash: The rash associated with lyme called erythema migrans is usually not itchy or painful, it might feel warm perhaps very mild itch but usually not painful so have ur dr check it out. ...Read more
Lyme Disease: A small, red bump may appear at the site of the tick bite.This small bump is normal after a tick bite and doesn't indicate lyme disease.However, over the next few days, the redness may expand forming a rash in a bull's-eye pattern, with a red outer ring surrounding a clear area.The rash, called erythema migrans, is one of the hallmarks of lyme disease. ...Read more
Is it possible that a Lyme disease rash be less than an inch and pretty faint and last for months?
No: The characteristic lyme rash last a few days to a a few weeks at most. ...Read more
Had a bullseye rash about 3 years ago, haven't really felt good since. Found info on Lyme disease while trying to find some help.should I be tested?
Well : Testing is usually not positive doesn't show the line infection for a couple weeks. Recommend Healthtap visit or see a doctor in person for diagnosis and treatment. It's important to get anabiotic treatment early when you have a target rash because it can be Lyme disease and you can prevent the complications by getting anabiotic treatment early ...Read more
Dirrent appearance: The typical lyme lesion is referred to as a bulls eye lesion. It typically has central redness with clearing arounbd it and then another red rim further out. A regular bug bite is ususally uniformly red with clearing throughout. ...Read more
How can you tell the ?Difference between a Lyme disease circular red skin rash and a regular bug bite?
See a doctor: The typical lyme rash is an expanding. ...Read more
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 more
If I had a tick on for more than a day because I thought it was a mole but I didn't get a rash does that mean I couldn't have Lyme disease ?
No..: Less likely, but serologies for Lyme should be obtained! ...Read more
56y/o male with macular non branching rash on both lower extremities. Appeared suddenly. Feels generally unwell. Previous diagnosis of Lyme Disease.
Not Lyme: See a dermatologist. The rash is not related to Lyme. ...Read more
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