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Dr. Su Fairchild
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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.

Dr. Su Fairchild
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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.

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


Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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I pulled a tick from behind my knee 3 days ago. So far I have not experienced any symptoms. Should I still be concerned about Lyme disease?

Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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I pulled a tick from behind my knee 3 days ago. So far I have not experienced any symptoms. Should I still be concerned about Lyme disease?

Ixodes scapularis: You do need to make sure it wasn't a deer tick. They are very small..compared to dog ticks for example. Do you still have the tick or did you discard it? If you have it, bring it to your PCP. f there's any question that it could be a deer tick, I would treat with doxycycline just to make sure. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Can knee/hip joint pain due to Lyme disease cause damage to the joints?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Sometimes: Joint damage from lyme arthritis is relatively unusual but has been reported. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Lin
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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?

Dr. Alvin Lin
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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?

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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Dr. Martin Raff
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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

Dr. Martin Raff
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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

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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22 year-old woman is 59" and 85 pounds, found to have osteoporosis, and despite not having any eating problems, cannot gain weight to get back.....?

Dr. Ayisha Gani
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22 year-old woman is 59" and 85 pounds, found to have osteoporosis, and despite not having any eating problems, cannot gain weight to get back.....?

Osteoporosis: Your weight is ideal but not osteoporosis, have yourself examined for any other secondary reason for osteoporosis and get it treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Is ankle pain associated with Lyme disease?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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Dr. Michael Fisher
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What are the symptoms of new Lyme disease if you don't have a rash?

Dr. Michael Fisher
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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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Dr. Jerry Casale
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What can be done for a Lyme disease rash when it's painful?

Dr. Jerry Casale
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What can be done for a Lyme disease rash when it's painful?

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

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Lyme Disease (Definition)

Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by a bacteria that is transmitted by tick bites. Symptoms after initial infection include fever, headache, fatigue, and a circular rash that looks like a bull's eye target. Untreated Lyme disease can damage the heart, ...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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