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Lyme Rash Like Sunburn
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?
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
Rash like sunburn on my upper thigh. Doc gave me penicillian don't clear it now onto steroid cream which I have been using for 3 days any ideas?
See: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
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
I have had severe aching in my back and joints ..No fever... Feel better with Advil (ibuprofen) ..Then it returns... Also have a rash like a sunburn this morn.. ?
Lyme with two bullseye rashes as child. Is Lyme able to come back and cause debilitating symptoms 20-some years later?
No: That is highly unlikely. Look for other causes. ...Read more
ANA 1.80 wk 1, 1.40 wk 3. Lyme 0.99 wk 1, 0.95 wk 3. lymph nodes under armpit with pain. Lyme wb IgM 41kda, 23kda present. lymph pain groin. Rashes (itchy n non), what wrong? Tks
Swollen lymph nodes-on/off Pain for 3 mon,rashes,body ache.Saw 3 docs,no diag.Tested for lyme,ANA,hiv,cmv,ebv,sti..neg.cbc -normal.Worred Hlp pls?
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 ...Read more
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
Is it possible that a Lyme disease rash be less than an inch and pretty faint and last for months?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 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. ...Read more
Can you get bit by a tick and get Lyme disease without ever getting a rash or knowing you ever got bit?
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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