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Will a tick bite always produce a red ring or a guarantee of Lyme disease?

Will a tick bite always produce a red ring or a guarantee of Lyme disease?

No: Only deer ticks carry the lyme organism, wood ticks do not. Not all deer ticks are infected. The characteristic rash is sometimes easy to miss. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Lyme Disease (Definition)

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


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If my baby has a round, red, circular rash, could he have Lyme disease?

If my baby has a round, red, circular rash, could he have Lyme disease?

Unlikely: To develop lyme disease, you have to be exposed to a tick bite. Infants are unlikely to get bitten by ticks. ...Read more

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Can a Lyme disease rash be as small as a half dollar coin and can it be more purplish than red?

Can a Lyme disease rash be as small as a half dollar coin and can it be more purplish than red?

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

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How do a Lyme disease circular red skin rash and a regular bug bite differ?

How do a Lyme disease circular red skin rash and a regular bug bite differ?

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

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I noticed small bug on back of my hand. I pushed it with my other hand & it flew or fell in the ground. After couple mins, I got red bump. Lyme disease?

I noticed small bug on back of my hand. I pushed it with my other hand & it flew or fell in the ground. After couple mins, I got red bump. Lyme disease?

Lyme Disease: Hello and welcome to HealthTap :)

The lesion of Lyme disease is very classical and takes some time to appear, can you share/ inbox me picture of the "bump" on your hand?

It could very well just be a local inflammatory response.

Regards
Thank you ...Read more

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Could the red and white circles (bulls eye) around a tick bite mean anything other than Lyme disease?

Could the red and white circles (bulls eye) around a tick bite mean anything other than Lyme disease?

Depends on location: In the southeastern usa, a similar rash can occur following the bite of the lone star tick called southern tick associated tick illness or stari. Progression to arthritis or neurological disease appears not to occur. ...Read more

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I have a bullseye bruise on my arm. The center is not bruised, but is raised slightly. It does not look red like the lyme disease pics look.

I have a bullseye bruise on my arm. The center is not bruised, but is raised slightly. It does not look red like the lyme disease pics look.

Likely not Lyme but: The most likely explanation is that this is just a bruise, unless you've been hiking in deer tic infested forests recently. I would discuss with your primary doctor who can test you for Lyme if he/she thinks it is possible. ...Read more

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Hi, I smoke weed every day and I'm also on doxycycline hyclate for early stage Lyme disease, I'm finding Bright red blood diarrhea now?

Hi, I smoke weed every day and I'm also on doxycycline hyclate for early stage Lyme disease, I'm finding Bright red blood diarrhea now?

Blood: Usually bright red blood results from hemorrhoidal bleeding and is less concerning than a darker, purplish jelly like blood which stems from higher up. See a doctor today. Check a CBC to evaluate for anemia. Have an exam to see if you have bleeding hemorrhoids. Stop any blood thinners like aspiring. Please get help. ...Read more

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I have red itchy spots randomly all over my legs, stomach & chest. They itch horribly. I do have Lyme disease could it be related or other causes?!

Not sure of the: Context. Lyme disease is an infection. It can have a rash and would need treatment. Mostly people mean "I think I might have had lyme disease sometime in the past". And the organism would certainly be entirely gone with treatment. While one can have an injury from it, it is less likely to have rash from treated lyme than treated gunshot wound.
THen, inflammations, infections, circulatory issues. . ...Read more

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Does ring around tick bite always mean Lyme disease?

No: The bulls eye lesion clooks just like it says - a bullseye- central redness then a rim of clearing then a larger rim of redness. Just like a bulls eye. ...Read more

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What if you were bit on your head by a tick and could not see any ring or anything. How do u know if u got Lyme disease from it or not.

What if you were bit on your head by a tick and could not see any ring or anything. How do u know if u got Lyme disease from it or not.

Many ways: First you can rum Lyme disease test to see if it is positive or not.

second you can watch the patient for any symptoms that could suggest Lyme disease.

third some physician might start the patient on medication for prophylaxis reason. ...Read more

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I have lyme disease and my d dimmers were extremely elevated?

I have lyme disease and my d dimmers were extremely elevated?

May be related to it: It could be related to your inflamation - especially any vascular issues. This will depend on the manfestations that you are having. You can discuss that with your physician. ...Read more

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How do you get Lyme disease?

Bite of infected tic: Lime disease is spread by ticks that have acquired the germ in the past and it stays in their system. A tick bite from another of the same species without the LD germ will not do it. The tick must get on your body, settle in for a feeding & feed long enough to pass the germ to you (hours). ...Read more

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Do fleas cause Lyme disease?

Spirochete in fleas: The organism (borellia sp.) that causes lyme disease has been found in fleas and mosquitos but has not yet been found to contribute to transmission of lyme disease in humans this way. ...Read more

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How does Lyme disease spread?

Tick borne: It is transmitted during prolonged blood feeding of the ixodes tick. ...Read more

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How does Lyme disease attack?

See below: Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria called borrelia burgdorferi, named after the scientist willy burgdorfer who discovered the bacterial pathogen - a spirochete (spiral appearing bacteria). It is transmitted by tick saliva but primarily only after being embedded for at least 48 hours. It causes disease by infecting many types of cells and destroying their function. ...Read more

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What does Lyme disease attack?

Many areas: If left untreated it can effect several areas including the heart, brain, peripheral nerves, skin, muscles and joints. ...Read more

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Does Lyme disease cause diareha?

Does Lyme disease cause diareha?

Lyme diseasec: Yes it does cause diarrhea. Lyme disease affects gastro intestinal tract in many ways and diarrhea is one of the features of GI tract involvement. ...Read more

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Is nature source of Lyme disease?

Could say that: Nature is the source of most things. Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium transmitted by ticks. Both bacteria and ticks are natural. ...Read more

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Could I be tested for Lyme disease?

Could I be tested for Lyme disease?

Find willing doctor: Of course you can but you need to find a doctor to order the test. There are many tests for lyme. I strongly advise getting the igg &igm western blot test from igneex. Many docs start with the lisa test that misses at least half who have it &other labs do incomplete western blot tests. See http://betterhealthguy. Com/lyme/testing. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have Lyme disease?

How can I tell if I have Lyme disease?

See Lyme-literate MD: Lyme disease is surprisingly common but can be hard to diagnose. Most md's aren't too knowledgeable about it & may do a screening test that misses over half the cases & say you don't have it. No test is definitive- it's ultimately a clinical diagnosis. It's best to see a "lyme-literate" doc-see www. Chroniclymedisease. Com/llmd-referrals for an overview: www. Lymediseaseresource. Com/burrguide2008.Pdf. ...Read more

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I tested positive for Lyme disease in 6?

Need more info: So what is your question? One needs to know your symptoms and which 6 bands were positive. It may or may not have any significance. ...Read more

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Can you define and describe Lyme disease?

Bacterial Infection: Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is transmitted through a type of tick. The bacteria can cause alot of things from a simple rash, to fevers, joint pain to more serious things such as meningitis and heart problems. If you think you were bitten by a tick or have lyme disease, please see your doctor. It's very easily treatable as long as you don't wait. ...Read more

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What is the cause of Lyme disease usually?

What is the cause of Lyme disease usually?

Borrelia bacteria: Lyme disease is an infection caused by a bacteria, borrelia burgdorferi. It is usually transmitted by deer ticks & the longer the tick is attached the greater the chance of infection. However, about half of those with lyme do not recall being bitten by a tick. It is proven that stinging flies can transmit it & possibly spiders, mosquitoes etc. It may be sexually transmitted & passed to babies in utero. ...Read more

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Help? I believe I might have Lyme disease?

Go: Have a lyme eliza test, if positive they will do the western blot. ...Read more

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Lyme disease- what's increasing my symptoms?

Lyme disease- what's increasing my symptoms?

Many possibilities: Lyme is a complex illness. Many with lyme have co-infections like babesia & bartonella, as well as chronic sinusitis, intestinal parasites & candidiasis. Antibiotic treatment can increase symptoms by creating die-off (toxicity from killed bacteria) and imbalances of gastrointestinal flora, leading to food allergies. Like all illness, stress can also aggravate symptoms and having lyme is stressful! ...Read more

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Can you describe what lyme disease looks like?

Different types of: Lyme disease, the most common vector-borne illness in the United States, is a multisystem illness caused by infection with the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi.
There are different types of Lyme disease. Early it can be the rash in some people - called erythema chronicum migrans - which is circular. There are many clincial manifestations. Signs and symptoms of Lyme disease vary by disease stage. Physical findings in patients with early disease are as follows:

Erythema migrans (EM) - Rash
Fever
Myalgias
Malaise
Arthralgia
Headache
Tender local adenopathy (local, not diffuse)
Physical findings in patients with early disseminated disease are as follows:

EM (single or multiple lesions)
Headache
Fever
Tender adenopathy (regional or generalized)
Conjunctivitis (uncommon, never prominent)
Carditis (usually manifests as heart block)
Meningismus as a sign of aseptic meningitis
Cranioneuropathy, especially cranial nerve VII and Bell palsy (peripheral seventh nerve palsy with decreased unilateral function, including the forehead) ...Read more

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Are there any symptoms of Lyme disease that last?

Are there any symptoms of Lyme disease that last?

All of them can last: Lyme disease is a chronic infection. It can affect any organ system in the body. It does not go away on its own, so symptoms will last your entire life, often progressively spreading and worsening, unless it is effectively treated. The longer it is present before starting treatment the longer it can take to treat effectively & some authorities feel it may be impossible to fully eradicate in some cases. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Lyme disease for a child?

What are the symptoms of Lyme disease for a child?

Please see below.: Early symptoms of lyme disease can include rash, flulike illness characterized by fever, chills, achy muscles or joints, headache, and malaise. In the area of the tick bite, lymph nodes can be enlarged and tender. Later, facial paralysis, meningitis, arthritis, and/or arrhythmias may develop. ...Read more

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What are the ways Lyme disease can be transmitted?

Deer ticks only: Deer tick bites only. No person to person transmission except a pregnant woman who is infected can transmit it through the placenta to the fetus. ...Read more