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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.

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

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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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?

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

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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

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See a specialist to treat the area where the symptoms are worst
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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?

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

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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

Wear protective clothing when walking in woods
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After walking in woods, have someone else check you all over for ticks
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Remove ticks with tweezers, grab head of tick close to the skin
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Observe tick bites, call doctor if redness or streaks develop
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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

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

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Is ankle pain associated with Lyme disease?

Sometimes: Lyme arthritis may effect the ankle joint. If there is no swelling it is unlikely to be related to lyme. ...Read more

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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

Get lots of rest.
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void caffeine or other stimulants that may affect sleep quality.
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Avoid alcohol or use in moderation.
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Exercise to your ability when possible being careful not to overdo it.
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What are the symptoms of new Lyme disease if you don't have a rash?

What are the symptoms of new Lyme disease if you don't have a rash?

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

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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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Skin Rash (Definition)

Skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more

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