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Bitten by non-lyme tick 8 mos ago (tick was tested). Itchy rash over legs, arms, buttocks, weight loss and night sweats. What could be the cause? Thx

Bitten by non-lyme tick 8 mos ago (tick was tested). Itchy rash over legs, arms, buttocks, weight loss and night sweats.  What could be the cause? Thx

Many possibilities: Besides lyme, ticks can transmit many other infections including babesia, bartonella, ehrlichina, rickettsia and other types of borrelia. The tick testing negative for lyme does not rule out other infections. But your symptoms could be unrelated to the bite too! see a doc knowledgeable in tick-borne illness. Consider seeing a doc for general evaluation too, ideally a holistic doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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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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What is the itchy rash type thing on the tops of my hands?

What is the itchy rash type thing on the tops of my hands?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause an itchy rash on hands and feet?

What can cause an itchy rash on hands and feet?

ITCHY HANDS/FEET: New soap or detergent. Medications you may be taking. Athlete's foot with spread to hands. Have you taken any medications such as antibiotics lately. If it persists see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on top of hand, white bumps, it's been a couple months now, what is it?

Itchy rash on top of hand, white bumps, it's been a couple months now, what is it?

?allergy: Since the rash is itchy, it may be an allergic reaction to something that comes in contact with the hand such as creams, detergents,gloves,etc. Apply cortisone type cream and if the rash persists,see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I pruned a bougainveilla bush with thorns and now have an itchy rash o n my hands and forearms how can I treat then?

I pruned a bougainveilla bush with thorns and now have an itchy rash o n my hands and forearms how can I treat then?

Contact dermatitis: You can treat it with a topical steroid cream, try an over the counter one and if it does not resolve, you may need a prescription strength one from your doctor. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash in my hand?

Itchy rash: An itchy rash can be from a contact allergy or dryness, or eczema and multiple other reasons, you need to see a doctor to take a good history from you for a proper diagnosis and then medications can be prescribed accordingly and avoidance measures can be discussed. A dermatologist can help too. ...Read more

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What can I do about this really itchy rash on my hands?

What can I do about this really itchy rash on my hands?

Dermatitis: You need to see a clinician to determine the diagnosis. There are many causes for what you describe. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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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


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A 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