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Viruses That Create Painful Lumps On Head Lyme Disease
Diagnosed w/ Lyme disease, bartonella, & babesia. Have noticed increasingly stiff & painful neck w/ head pain & pressure for past 3 days w/ fever ranging btwn 99.6 & 100.5. Are these symptoms typical?
YOU ARE NOT 15 MIN!: I agree that you should not assume the neck pain is Lyme spasms, and get to ER. We would like to propose that while Babesia can raise temps, Bartonella can be immunosuppressive-floats in blood--you do not die. A fever with Bartonella I would take seriously. My wise MD friend is right. If 3 infections--missed one? ER. As Fallon, MD Columbia recently posted-ticks are infection bus-over 1-3 bugs. ...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
Not much in common: Lyme Disease is caused by borrelia (a bacterium). West Nile Virus is caused by a virus. The former causes a targetoid rash and can infect just about any organ system including the eye, joints, heart, and brain if left untreated. It is transmitted to humans by a deer tick. West Nile virus is transmitted by a mosquito and in most cases is asymptomatic. 20% get rash / fever. Encephalitis is rare. ...Read more
What to do if a huge tick in his head and im afraid the tick may be carrying Lyme disease. Can cat's get Lyme disease?
What if you were bit on your head by a tick and could not see any ring or anything. How do u know if u got Lyme disease from it or not.
Nerve pain in rt U/LE & head. Lyme disease that took 2.5yrs to Dx. Is there anything I can do for the horrific nerve pain/mms pain in extreme flares??
Does my risk of Lyme disease increase if the tick head gets stuck in the skin during the removal process?
Lyme Disease: Only blacklegged ticks in the highly endemic areas of the northeastern and north central U.S. Are commonly infected. Finally, blacklegged ticks need to be attached for at least 24 hours before they can transmit lyme disease. This is why it's so important to remove them promptly and to check your body daily for ticks if you live in an endemic area. ...Read more
Not uncommon: May have been a wood tick and not a deer tick. Not all deer ticks are infected with the lyme organism. ...Read more
Can you be bitten by a tick and not know? Maybe on my head in my hair? Having numerous symptoms for a month. Wondering if I have Lyme disease.
Bacterial: Lime disease is caused by an infection with a bacterium called borrelia burgdorferi, a spirochete. It is spread by the bite of a tick that has acquired the germ. ...Read more
Can a person with Lyme disease pass it to their children? Can the father whom is infected with the virus pass it onto his children during conception?
Yes and yes: If the mother has lyme disease, it can be passed to the fetus during pregnancy. If the infected mother is treated with a conservative dose of antibiotics during preg, lyme doesn't circulate so doesn't infect fetus. Infected male partner can pass the infection through semen to partner. Lyme is a bacterium not a virus. ...Read more
Stiff neck/shoulders, fatigue, muscle twitches, ear/jaw pain and stiffness, headaches/head pressure, very sore muscles waking up. Lyme disease?
Not likely: You may have fibromyalgia. You need to discuss this with your physician and possibly see a rheumatologist. This is unlikely to be Lyme disease but there are other possibilities in the differential diagnosis that need to be confirmed. Your evaluation will include examination, lab studies and maybe imaging. ...Read more
5 days sore throat, severe body/joint ache & fever (100-102). Thought it was strep or virus, but today I find a bullseye-like bite on my trunk. Can it be Lyme disease? Is it too early for blood test?
Epidemiology : When early lyme is suspected, the diagnosis is based on clinical grounds. Taking a picture of the rash & having a doctor examine it before it disappear is advisable. Other things can cause a bulls eye rash such as a fixed drug eruption, southern tick-associated rash illness, etc. Early recognition is very important. It's too early for an antibody blood test. Epidemiology will help your doc answer. ...Read more
Symptoms of long-standing Lyme disease have been dealing with for years inflammed jointed skin problems etc live in P. A by woods been tested neg.
What is the question: I don't see a question here. Also, I don't see any information about treatment for Lyme, were you given antibiotics. Lyme disease can manifest with acute and chronic signs and symptoms, you should be treated either by an ID specialist or your primary doctor if its comfortable. Blood work testing for lyme can be confusing but sure helps for accurate diagnosis, make sure they test for others. ...Read more
Lyme disease is known to cause every possible symptom including hair loss. However, this could also be related to hypothyroidism (which Lyme can cause) and nutrient deficiencies (esp. zinc, very common in Lyme patients) may play a role too. You might also have heavy metal toxicity.
Work with a good holistic doc.
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Lyme Disease: Most common is a bullseye or target rash in early stage. ...Read more
No: No. The bulls eye is actually part of the rash resolution. ...Read more
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
How long willit take for the "bulls eye" to come up to show you have Lyme disease from a deer tick?
3-30 days or never: A bulls-eye rash (erythema migrans) after a tick bite is considered a sure sign that one has been infected with lyme & appears 3-30 days after the bite (usually 3-7 days). However, half or more of those proven to have lyme do not recall this rash. One should therefore not wait to see if they develop this rash to seek preventive treatment. The sooner treatment is started after exposure the better! ...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
If I had a tick on for more than a day because I thought it was a mole but I didn't get a rash does that mean I couldn't have Lyme disease?
No..: Less likely, but serologies for Lyme should be obtained! ...Read more
My husband has a tick bite with a really bad burning feeling and black spot under the skin where he pulled the tick out. Could he have Lyme disease?
Could the red and white circles (bulls eye) around a tick bite mean anything other than Lyme disease?
Can blood test be false negative for Lyme disease? Bulls eye bite on 8/16/13 but symptoms much worse since anesthesia from g.B. Removal on 10/11/13
YES!!!: A bulls-eye rash is pathognomonic of lyme, meaning it alone generally proves you got it. Blood tests are notoriously unreliable for lyme-only half with lyme have a positive eia & the confirmatory western blot has many false negatives, esp. If not done by igenex, the only lab with a reliable test!ultimately lyme disease is a clinical diagnosis. Treatment requires a comprehensive approach. See comment. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with Lyme disease over 17 years ago, — recently had dental work done and have had jaw and tooth pain since? Any thoughts.
See your dentist.: Pain after a few days of dental care is not normal... I would suggest going back to your dentist. ...Read more
Can blood test be false negative for Lyme disease? Had bulls eye bite around 8/16/13 but symptoms much worse after surgery (had anesthesia) on 10/11/3
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