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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

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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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Should i go and take a test for Lyme disease? I got two tick bites on monday and pulled them out. I felt really sick last night and a little sick now

Be safe: It is always a good idea to get yourself checked out after a tick bite. There is a simple blood test that can be done in a lab which will specifically test for exposure to lyme disease. The results will take a few days to be resulted. In the meantime, if rest at home is not helping you at this time you may want to seek medical advice in person. Good luck. ...Read more

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I noticed small bug on back of my hand. I pushed it with my other hand & it flew or fell in the ground.After couple mins,I got red bump. Lyme disease?

I noticed small bug on back of my hand. I pushed it with my other hand & it flew or fell in the ground.After couple mins,I got red bump. Lyme disease?

Lyme Disease: Hello and welcome to HealthTap :) The lesion of Lyme disease is very classical and takes some time to appear, can you share/ inbox me picture of the "bump" on your hand ? It could very well just be a local inflammatory response. Regards Thank you ...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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Could Lyme disease cause high lymphocyte count in small intestine and food intolerances?

Could Lyme disease cause high lymphocyte count in small intestine and food intolerances?

No: I'm confident here. Lyme disease is both a real entity and a "pop" / "fad" diagnosis. There are normally a lot of lymphocytes in the small intestinal mucosa, though having a lot in the epithelium itself is more suggestive of gluten enteropathy or a few other entities. If you've got lab support for your gluten allergy (which also has "pop" proponents), this is your explanation instead. ...Read more

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3 small nonspecific lesions. Lyme disease negative. Now being tested for nerve damage and memory loss, all thats left is stroke and ms, limbs tingle?

3 small nonspecific lesions. Lyme disease negative. Now being tested for nerve damage and memory loss, all thats left is stroke and ms, limbs tingle?

MS is possible: Assume you have 3 small brain white matter lesions, but your sensory symptoms and memory issues, could well be a sign of ms, or prior strokes. Can sort out by getting MRI of neck and MRI of gray matter using dir techniques, as extra lesion on these films could confirm ms. Maybe spinal fluid would help. Talk with your doctor, should be able to pin down. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more