" odd", "peculiar", "queer", "weird",
and "it makes
become part of the B burgdorferi
persons' vocabulary as they relate
as well in dealing with the medical
The infected person may have
or more than fifty
all at one time.
world is full of suffering,
it is full
also of overcoming it.
The Rash of Lyme Disease
Bull's Eye - Erythema Migrans(EM)
Other symptoms may appear at the same time as the rash:
rash varies considerably in different people and may not always
have the characteristic clearing in the middle. It may range from a fraction
of an inch to many inches in diameter. It may appear as a blotch and later
develop as a bulls eye. or not. It may be colored anywhere from a mild
red to a deep purple. It may appear in a few days, several weeks or a year
after the bite. The rash may spread to other areas of the body, or there
may be additional rashes far from the primary one. The classic Lyme rash
has concentric areas of lighter and darker colors and expands with time,
but the rash is not always in a target bull's eye form.
Dark-skinned people may
develop a rash that resembles a bruise.
In some cases, a single
bite can cause rash to occur on several areas of the body and can take
on the appearance of eczema, hives, poison ivy rash, sun burn or have the
appearance of ringworm. The rash may or may not itch or feel hot and may
come and go over the course of several weeks. Typically it is flat, but
some people have raised areas or bumps in the rash. Unfortunately, not
everyone develops a rash and many people fail to notice it especially if
it is in a hard-to-see location, such as the scalp.
at pictures of Lyme Rashes Googleand
Type in Lyme Rash
than half the people who develop Lyme disease recall a rash or an insect
* Other zoonotic infections
also cause rashes.
had a classic target bullís eye rash and other symptoms, but my medical
doctor said my blood tests showed I didnít have Lyme disease, so it must
have been something else, right?
mimic a flu; Fever, headache, muscle, and joint pains, tingling or numbness,
and/or general fatigue.
Symptoms may be complicated
by other tick-borne confections acquired from the same tick bite or from
another tick bite.
Early Lyme can
produce a wide range of symptoms, or no symptoms at all, and is different
in each person. The varied symptoms may change rapidly, sometimes within
hours. The first symptoms may disappear in a few days or a week (even without
treatment), or may be so minor that the infected person barely notices
Even if these initial
symptoms subside, the bacteria can remain in your body and may harm you
later. In other cases, symptoms become increasingly severe, requiring prompt
Lyme disease infection
(from tick bite) usually occur during the spring through to late fall.
Doctors with experience
in treating Lyme disease often prescribe no less than four to six
weeks of antibiotic treatment for a tick bite with a bullís eye rash. If
your doctor does not agree with this approach it is best to immediately
begin natural home treatment to eradicate the infections completely and
long time ago, I remember having a classic target bullís eye rash, but
was never tested for Lyme because my provincial government said there was
absolutely no Lyme here and I had never traveled to a Lyme endemic area.
Medical doctor said it was impossible to get Lyme here. Recently I was
finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, yet I still feel as if there is more
to it than that.
No, no, no! Leaving
Lyme Disease untreated, can be devastating. There are few conditions
that mimic the Lyme, STARI or Borrelia Miyamotoi EM skin
rash. (You can find images of different shaped Lyme disease rashes
on the Internet. Few are exactly the same.) Lyme literate doctors suggest
to start antibiotic treatment immediately before waiting for tests and
regardless of the results of the tests. Medical doctors often mistake tick
bites for spider bites, but spider bites are actually uncommon. Lyme Disease
should be seriously, no matter if a doctor tells you it is not important
or there is no such thing. Best to do the home treatment as soon as possible.
own experience was: When I asked the pharmacist to suggest a salve
for what I suspected to be ringworm on my inner arm. The pharmacist told
me I should see an MD as it appeared to be an insect bite. Since it may
have been just a little insect bite I saw no absolutely no reason to take
time off work to run to the doctor. My belief system at the time was that
itsy bitsy bite's were not something to run to a medical doctor about as
the body would heal itself. I am not sure how long the rash lasted, but
it couldn't have lasted very long. I totally forgot about it until I started
researching Lyme disease ten years later. Knowing what I know today, I
certainly would have paid BIG attention to that rash. My ignorance cost
me 15 years of lost wages, much much pain, etc. etc. etceteras.
Often a person suffering from
unsuspected chronic Lyme disease will be diagnosed as having something
else, such as Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsonís disease, Lupus,
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Raynaud's Syndrome,
Carpal tunnel syndrome, Ménières syndrome, Sjogren's syndrome,
early ALS, early Alzheimer's disease, Temporomandibular joint disorder
(TMJ), Juvenile Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Reactive Arthritis, Infectious
Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Crohn's Disease, Cystis, Gastroesophageal Reflux
Disease, heart disorders, psychiatric disorders (bipolar, depression, etc.),
Sleep disorders, Thyroid disease and over three hundred other illnesses.
The Borrelia bacteria
has been linked to many diseases, misdiagnosed diseases, in Canada
and other countries, many physical chronic illnesses of 'unknown origin'
and a wide variety of psychological or psychiatric disorders which collectively
cost the taxpayer billions of dollars in medicare, disability, etc.. It
falls on you to decide if you want to be tested or to treat your own self.
You may order a test and HOPE it can lead to treatment medically. Or, you
may want to forgo the test and immediately begin Naturopathic consultation
with a lyme literate doctor or practitioner or begin eradicating the infections
to immediately begin your journey to restoring your health.
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