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This is a discussion on May Have Lyme Disease within the Food, Health and Fitness Survival forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; So I am going to urgent care shortly as I have a rash the size of my fist just like this..... Wish me luck....

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    May Have Lyme Disease

    So I am going to urgent care shortly as I have a rash the size of my fist just like this.....May Have Lyme Disease-lyme-disease.png

    Wish me luck.
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    Damn! Good luck. Hope its something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    Damn! Good luck. Hope its something else.

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    I hope so to, but the rash has the classic look of being lyme disease. I have been taking amoxicillin the past couple of days and anticipate that the Doc will prescribe me a month worth to treat. I just hope that they actually test me for it, as I have heard sometimes they just treat as if without testing.
    Weird thing is that I have not been in any wooded, or high grass areas for two weeks. Delayed symptoms.
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    Prayers for you.
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    Yeah, that just looks bad, and it is worth it to get it checked.
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    If you have had it in the past you will always test +. I once had delayed symptoms like you, they put me on an IV drip for 1/2 a day then a month of doxy

    IMHO, if you get bit start on doxycycline ASAP, two weeks worth. Don't wait for a rash/symptoms.

    Ask your Doc if he will prescribe a few extra doxy, so if you get bit again, you can start treatment. Doxy has a shelf life of 1-year, don't take any older pills.

    Be careful if you have pets, they can bring in ticks and spread the joy to you. My cat got me bit more than once. A friends dog infested the seat of his pickup truck.
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    Get well soon RedLion.
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    Best of luck with it . It does look like it. Rather large area. Early on rash is a lot smaller. They have had good results treating it early on.
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    Good luck with the treatment.

    Did you see the tick or just notice the bite/rash?

    Some people do not get the rash but become infected with lyme. There are also other tick borne pathogens besides lyme, the antibiotics take care of most of these as well as lyme.

    There is also a virus powassan, that is much worse than lyme, can be fatal, and has no treatment.

    https://www.cdc.gov/powassan/index.html

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