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Stiff Legs Lyme
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
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
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
Scratched by cat, bartonella? Have Lyme already. Cat punctured leg, dark red circle around puncture. Showed up two days later.
Do symptoms of Lyme present only on the side of the body the bite was on? Bug bite w/ rash around it l arm, symptoms r arm and leg.
I was bitten by a bug on my leg last June, took a long time ti heal and the scar is black and now I have vertigo, could it be Lyme disease?
Get tested: There is a simple blood test for Lyme antibodies, to remove any doubt. Ask your doctor about getting tested. ...Read more
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
Can ring worm spread real fast? My son has like 15 spots on his legs all today they treating for r.worm but scared can be Lyme he test neg month ago
I was diagnosis and treated for Lyme disease mnt ago now my legs feel heavy and hurt as does my knee and im experiencing dropfoot what could this be?
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 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