How do a Lyme disease circular red skin rash and a regular bug bite differ?

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.

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If my baby has a round, red, circular rash, could he have Lyme disease?

Unlikely. To develop lyme disease, you have to be exposed to a tick bite. Infants are unlikely to get bitten by ticks. Read more...
If you child or teen has had a tick bite, or been in an area where a tick bite is possible, consider lyme disease a possibility. The red rash looks like a large target. Test results can be falsely positive or falsely negative. If a tick has been removed, it is best to go ahead and treat. Read more...
Possibly. The classic rash of lyme looks has a red center, then a normal area surrounded by a red ring. Ticks are the most likely vector of lyme, but there is strong evidence that biting flies like deerflies and horseflies can transmit lyme (see http://www.Nejm.Org/doi/full/10.1056/nejm199006143222415) and it is theorized other biting insects may also transmit it. But there are many other causes of rashes. Read more...
Unlikely. Untill an infant is up walking around and getting into mischif, i doubt they would be exposed to the tic vector. I believe it must attach and feed for 24 hr before it will pass its germ.Most parents would notice a tic during bathing. That said, I have seen it in a 15 mo. The primary bite wound and secondary target ring lesion were dramatic. In infants a ring worm would be more likely. Read more...

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...

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...

Last year I was hiking and was bit multiple times by horseflies. 1 bite swelled very large on my foot and another had a "bullseye" looking rash. I've had many health issues since then that seem lyme disease related. Who can I contact to get tested?

Your Family Doctor. You should consult your family doctor. If you don't have one,then go to a clinic. Horse flies bite will not cause Lyme Didease. But you can be checked by physical exam and blood test. Read more...
Infectious disease. Lyme disease is handled mostly by infectious disease specialists who are usually trained in internal medicine. The best have spent some time at the CDC in Atlanta. Such a doctor can explore your symptoms with you and get a blood test for Lyme disease. Read more...
Lyme disease. can be diagnosed and treated by your family doctor. If symptoms continue, a Lyme disease specialist can help. Your doc or the local medical society or hospital can refer you. Peace and good health. Read more...

My daughter has a perfect circular rash. How can I tell is it is ringworm or Lyme disease?

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?

Lyme is unlikely. Lyme disease is uncommon in alabama. If you identified a tick bite before the rash, it would increase the risk of lyme. The more likely explanation is tinea corporis ("ringworm", a common fungal rash). Tinea would respond to topical antifungals such as Clotrimazole or ketoconazole. If the rash is enlarging or there was a preceding tick bite, you should see a doctor to be evaluated for lyme. Read more...
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...