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I may have lyme disease?Help Please

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 16, 2006
  • 06:38 PM

I pulled a tick off my belly about 5 months ago and thought nothing of it .I noticed that the little round red mark never wwent away and never thought twice that it was just a scar.Well this morning I rubbed my belly and felt irritation and looked at it and it was infected and so I popped and cleaned it and called the nearest hospitol asking if they could help me with a tick bite rash only to tell me that if I think I should go to the emergency room to do it that they could not discuss it over the phone ...bye? Anyways its about the size of a dime and it feels like it may be a quater inch deep now.I looked it up and read about lyme disease and I have noticed lately my joints have been sore for no reason .I sure would like to know something for sure before I am run through test or about to get sick or something.

Edward_Tx

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  • Edward- I would suggest going to your doctor or a doctor for infectious diseases and having a tick titer test with a western Blot. This will confirm the presence of antibodies or proteins in your blood. If it tests positive, then your doctor will proceed with a course of oral Doxycycline antibiotics or perhaps intravenious drugs depending upon what they find. Best of luck, C
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