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My 4 ur old son has been getting bites sometimes have ring around it.neg for Lyme but today has light rings and marks all over his legs lil raised ?

My 4 ur old son has been getting bites sometimes have ring around it.neg for Lyme but today has light rings and marks all over his legs lil raised ?

Bites, ring marks: If your son has been bitten by a tick, you would know, as he is 4 years old. Is it itchy? Could be insect bites. Common insect bites come from mosquitoes, flees, or insects on the lawn. Less common are bed bugs, scabies, ants. If this keep happening check out the house and keep him inside at dusk and dawn. Look closely at the bed for bugs and the screens for holes. Possible also a contactrash ...Read more

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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


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My son tested neg for Lyme month ago but has been get bites w rings sometimes. Than today bunch just light raised marks all over his legs. Ring worn?

My son tested neg for Lyme month ago but has been get bites w rings sometimes. Than today bunch just light raised marks all over his legs. Ring worn?

Not ringworm: what you describe does not seem to indicate ringworm. With a rash like that, it is best to see a doctor so he/she can go through the different possibilities and give you an accurate answer. We can't help you here without seeing the rash, both the pattern and the individual bumps. Once you have done that, it would be nice if you can report the results here! ...Read more

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Scratched by cat, bartonella? Have Lyme already. Cat punctured leg, dark red circle around puncture. Showed up two days later.

Scratched by cat, bartonella? Have Lyme already. Cat punctured leg, dark red circle around puncture. Showed up two days later.

Perhaps: Bartonella also travels with Borrelia. Systemic Formulas' VRM series will treat Bartonella. Why haven't you treated for the Lyme? 4 components, Borrelia, accompanying parasites, coinfections and biotoxins. Get treated. ...Read more

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I was diagnosid with Lyme disease over a month ago now my lower leg hurt and when im walking it feels as if I have weights on my legs they are heavy?

I was diagnosid with Lyme disease over a month ago now my lower leg hurt and when im walking it feels as if I have weights on my legs they are heavy?

How were you treated: I am not sure what your question is! lyme can cause virtually any symptom, including yours. When you were diagnosed how long did they think you had it?If you had just been bitten i advise 200 mg Doxycycline 2x/day for 30 days but most docs under-treat. If you've had it longer antibiotics are usually not enough to treat chronic lyme.It's important to see a doctor with expertise in lyme.See comment:. ...Read more

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My son tested neg for Lyme almost month ago had bite w ring but happen two more time and today light circle and rings all over leg can be Lyme still?

My son tested neg for Lyme almost month ago had bite w ring but happen two more time and today light circle and rings all over leg can be Lyme still?

Could be: Lyme tests are notoriously unreliable and false negatives are common. If your son had tick bites and developed the characteristic rash, please have him checked again and consider treating based on the skin findings. ...Read more

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My 3yr old son has a lot bites on his legs one was real big bump with ring right around it doc said didn't have test Lyme but would do u think should?

Lyme is tricky: I would advise u to get a second opinion if there is any doubt. An infectious diseases doctor is the type of doctor you need. I would trust what they say because u need that expert advice. Children should NOT be given doxycycline and there are real side effects to antibiotics. The lab testing can sometimes be confusing. There are certainly other possibilities here and I hope u get an ID doc. ...Read more