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Lyme Disease Recurring Rash
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.
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Could I have Lyme Disease? I was bitten about 4 years ago and had the rash for about 6 weeks. I never got very ill, but now I have symptoms.
Very unlikely: Symptoms of primary Lyme disease do not occur 4 years after the bite.
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.
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.
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 earlySee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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!
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
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.