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I'm being treated for Lyme with doxycycline. I am very fatigued and i also have a sunburn- like rash on the back of by hands and tops of feet. Normal?

I'm being treated for Lyme with doxycycline. I am very fatigued and i also have a sunburn- like rash on the back of by hands and tops of feet. Normal?

Allergic reaction: You may well be having an allergic reaction to Doxycycline and should go back to your doctor and stop taking any more of the doxycycline. Lyme disease can be treated with Ampicillin or amoxicillin. Go see your doctor asap. ...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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I have a rash like sunburn on my upper thigh area and it's peeling like one to but doesn't hurt?

I have a rash like sunburn on my upper thigh area and it's  peeling like one to but doesn't hurt?

Red thigh: An examination is very important to diagnose you and you should see a dermatologist in person.There can be many possibilities like: an allergic reaction to some medication or food. Dry skin, urticaria, hypothyroidism, kidney disease, and others. ...Read more

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My sunburn is so bad I can barely walk. What should I do? Aloe, cold water and ibuprofen are not helping. And now I'm noticing small purple rash like patches, but I'm not itchy.

My sunburn is so bad I can barely walk. What should I do? Aloe, cold water and ibuprofen are not helping. And now I'm noticing small purple rash like patches, but I'm not itchy.

Put the Fire Out.: You can start by having a doctor evaluate the true extent of the burn. A treatment plan will be more effective if you know just how bad it is. ...Read more

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Can Lyme disease be in your body and only manifest a small rash when under stress?

Can Lyme disease be in your body and only manifest a small rash when under stress?

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. ...Read more

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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?

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 early ...Read more

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My profile pic is a pic of big red bump with circle around it. This second bite/rash my son had like this. Tested neg for Lyme should he be seen again?

My profile pic is a pic of big red bump with circle around it. This second bite/rash my son had like this. Tested neg for Lyme should he be seen again?

Get checked: Get checked by a Lyme literate medical doctor. Serological testing is inadequate to make an accurate diagnosis. Top Lyme literate docs diagnose based upon energy resonance testing, history, or presentation. Advocate to see a Lyme literate doctor. ...Read more

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How long will a Lyme disease rash last?

How long will a Lyme disease rash last?

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. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have Lyme disease and no rash?

Absolutely: The bite or characteristic rash may be in a area that the affected person cannot see such as the back or scalp. ...Read more

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What can be done for a Lyme disease rash when it's painful?

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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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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Can you have a bulls-eye rash and no Lyme exposure?

Can you have a bulls-eye rash and no Lyme exposure?

Yes: Another "bulls eye" rash occurs with "ringworm" , which isn't a worm at all;it is a skin fungus known as tenia corporus.Eassily treated with anti-fungal meds. ...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

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sunburn (Definition)

An intense inflammatory response to excessive sun exposure that represents the body's reaction to the tissue damage resulting ...Read more