tick site itching
Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:37 PM
Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:49 PM
After this long, a trip to the doctor *might* be in order tomorrow.
Where words and actions disagree, the heart is revealed.
Look how often the unexpected happens... and we still don't expect it.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:10 PM
I'd get that site checked pronto. And research Lyme for yourself - both sides of the controversy. Don't accept a pat-on-the-head answer.
What you have might JUST be an annoying itch. I do not know what the initial symptoms of Lyme are.... But I'd make very sure, if I were you.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:03 AM
Not everyone gets the circular bull's eye rash and though I haven't heard that itching is in itself a sign of the bacteria being there, I know my tick bite also itched for a long time before I came down with the fever/aches/headache/flu-like symptoms that are symptomatic of LD (though even that can be mild or severe).
I didn't know what Lyme was at the time and didn't go to the doctor until about three months after the bite though I remembered the tick, removing it, and the rash well. That was almost 20 years ago and it was thought Lyme was not in our area. I was the second person the health dept had found it in. Even then I was only treated for ten days with Doxycycline and it wasn't nearly enough as I already had arrythmias and other symptoms of the disease. I have had years of suffering with health issues and even though I have a high titers test the doctors cannot agree on if the health problems are caused by Lyme. It is extremely frustrating, debilitating, and disabling. I am still searching for help.
Please, do not hesitate to check with a doctor if this could possibly be Lyme.
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