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Lyme Skin Rash
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
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
How can you tell the? Difference between a Lyme disease circular red skin rash and a regular bug bite?
See a doctor: The typical lyme rash is an expanding. ...Read more
Incredibly itchy skin all over, with a pimply rash over my feet and legs. Been treated for scabies 5 times, and still have it. Could it be Lyme?
Doubtful.: This would not be a typical Lyme rash. Testing for Lyme during the rash phase usually isn't helpful - too early. I would see a dermatologist and treat the itching symptomatically in the meanwhile. ...Read more
Can late-stage Lyme, EBV, HHV6, or lead toxicity cause a malar rash? Blood test - for lupus. Skin biopsy - for rosacea but + for general inflammation.
Havhad tingling in head/fingers. Rapid heart rate, shooting pain in chest, back and arms. No memory of rash or bite, going on for 6 mont. Is it lymes?
Lyme: Lyme can have unusual symptoms, there are blood tests that can help with the diagnosis if your doctor thinks appropriate. ...Read more
My 5 year old son was bit by a tick 2 days ago. Now he has this strange rash all over his body. Is it Lyme or co-infection?
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?
A lymph node:
Biopsy...is probably your next step....it will "settle" your concerns.....A "needle" aspiration may be sufficient!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
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?
I got bit by a tick and got very ill and had a rash around it. I have every symptom of Lyme's. Where can I get tested in Arkansas?
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?
No: The characteristic lyme rash last a few days to a a few weeks at most. ...Read more
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
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
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. ...Read more
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
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
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
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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more