Lyme disease skin manifestations

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Avatar n tn I'm aware of no other symptoms but for the rash/hives. I've heard Lyme Disease is very hard to diagnose, even with blood tests and the physical manifestations vary greatly. The doctor prescribed anti-histamines but I really don't want to take them just to cover up the problem. I've used prescription creams (steroids), which did nothing. Any ideas/insight would be greatly appreciated!
Avatar f tn A typical Neurologic Manifestations of Lyme Disease Because the clinical spectrum of Lyme disease continues to expand, physicians who work in endemic areas should keep Lyme disease in the differential diagnosis of any atypical neurologic illness with multisystemic features.
Avatar n tn So my question is lyme not lyme?How can you tell or is this lyme thing all ********?Oh yeah neg for everything ms,lupus,the whole 9.The only test result that ever came back off was elevated protien in csf.
666921 tn?1254994218 These tend to fade within 3-4 weeks. __________________________________________________________________ Damage to the nervous system disease as the main clinical manifestations. Its damage to the nervous system meningitis, encephalitis, cranial neuritis, sports and the most common feeling neuritis. First level of Lyme Disease Antibiotics can be effective only if second level, third level,so antibiotics ineffective, in particular damage to the nervous system even more dismal effects therapy.
Avatar n tn Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness caused by spirochete Borrelia Burgdorferi. Cardiac manifestations of Lyme disease mostly include conduction abnormalities which occur weeks to a few months after the onset of infection. A 19 year old male with no past medical history presented to our emergency department (ED) with an episode of syncope while walking. Patient denied any history of chest pain, shortness of breath or previous similar episodes.
233622 tn?1279338505 I am familiar that Optic Neuritis is something common in those dx'd with MS but is also found in lyme disease, since neurological lyme can adversely affect any of the cranial nerves, including the nerve (cranial II?) that runs through the eye. I sat in a hearing in Massachusetts last year, listening to an opthamologist from Montreal describe how he has diagnosed lyme disease finding the lyme spirochetes in the eyes of patients who came through his door.
Avatar n tn When I was diagnosised with Lyme disease by my neurologist and placed on Rocephin IV, these skin conditions starting to fade away. My dermatologist were impressed by it. It also can be due to bartonella, as mojogal described.
147426 tn?1317269232 On the thread discussing alternative diagnoses there posts got off track - my fault - discussing whether or not the CDC had gone on record stating that they believed that there more than 200,000 new cases of Lyme Disease every year. I am starting this thread to continue this discussion. Because the tone was heated several of the posts were deleted pending review by the moderators. These will be replaced on this thread if, on review, they are felt to be okay.
Avatar m tn behind it makes no sense. Doctors who are familiar with the various manifestations of Lyme say that the testing easily misses half of Lyme cases, especially those in the first month of infection and a year or more after infection. I encourage you to get your baby tested from his regular pediatrician to see what the results are. Know that they can be false negative.
Avatar f tn I've had all these symptoms with lyme disease, and you should definitely get a test for this. I've had extreme intestinqal and gastric problems with lyme but this is one of the less common symptoms among lylme patients. There are some other illnesses that I think you should also get checked for.
Avatar n tn Late, delayed, or inadequate treatment can lead to late manifestations of Lyme disease which can be disabling and difficult to treat. You have to understand that your mother got effected and the Doctors can only do what they can, the recovery will only depend on how much the manifestations have progressed. You have to have faith in medical treatment and follow a good Neurologist at a good centre and hope for some recovery for your mother. Take care!
Avatar f tn Weintraub which tells the whole story. There's also a recent film out called Under Our Skin and they have a website. Other than that, Lyme is a snap to deal with. /sarc Symptoms are variable among patients and over time in a single patient, and the things you describe are not out of line with what many others have posted here and elsewhere.
Avatar n tn Welcome to MedHelp -- I am sorry to hear about your sister's suffering. No one here that I know of is medically trained, but we are happy to pass along things we may have read, heard or encountered. I just searched on google the phrase "lyme disease swallow" [but without quotation marks], and it pulled up quite a few items that might interest you.
Avatar m tn I have what doctors believe is ACA, a late manifestation of late Lyme Disease. My skin is atrophying and I don't know if it will ever stop, based on what I have read. Has anyone had this before and stopped the progression through antibiotics or other means? It is all over my body and getting worse. I'm in a panic as no one in the U.S. seems to know what to do. I've read so much of the same information.
Avatar m tn It is needed by your immune system, by your adrenal glands which make cortisol (which is our natural anti-inflammatory and also essential to give you energy and keep your thyroid gland working and to keep the levels of all your sex hormones high enough) and thirdly, needed to repair connective tissue, which is constantly being damaged by lyme spirochetes. When we have lyme disease we need extra C for all these things.
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Avatar f tn Take a look at the url below. It contains photograph of various kind of skin manifestations from Lyme disease and coinfections. Psoriasis is one of them, scroll down to see photos of psoriasis in lyme patients. Ditto mojogal, it is great you are watching out for your niece. I see your niece and her mother are from southeastern NY. Check for my PM.
Avatar m tn I just finished watching "Under Our Skin", a documentary about the Lyme epidemic and the wars between IDSA and ILADS. I bought the DVD online at This is a POWERFUL documentary, and a must-see for anyone with Lyme, anyone caring for a Lyme patient, and anyone who THINKS they might have Lyme. You will learn so much about the politics behind the Lyme controversy.
Avatar n tn some people report it is associated with Lyme disease... some mutation. they all had a version of lyme up in Wisconsin... he believes it is the latest/greatest version of mysterious illnesses people will spend all their money on to try to solve, and docs won't know a thing. The CDC is not talking out loud too much about it.... you could call it Morgellons... it is mostly just hardy parasites. odd things occur like the feeling of a h air brushing against your skin....
Avatar f tn I gave so much blood and he tested everything from Dengue Fever to Lyme Disease to Legionnaires etc. I did not have the standard facial rash but had a positive ANA and a 1.8 titer along with the inflammation and several other criteria for Lupus, thus the diagnosis. My RA started me on Prednisone and Imuran.....and the platelet count would not come back up....So he increased the doses as high as 60 mg of Prednisone and 150 mg of Imuran.
Avatar m tn The disease is believed to be caused by weak immune systems in people that have contracted the tick-borne Lyme Disease at some point in their life. It can also be a fungal infection like Tinea corporis. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar m tn In its more severe manifestations, the skin may become broken, raw and bleeding. The double-blind randomized placebo-controlled study published in Lancet involved 159 pregnant women with a family history of allergies. The women were randomly given lactobacillus GG capsules or a placebo twice a day for about three weeks before giving birth. After delivery, breastfeeding mothers took the capsules for six months while bottle-fed babies were given the capsules mixed with water.
Avatar m tn The disease is believed to be caused by weak immune systems in people that have contracted the tick-borne Lyme Disease at some point in their life. It can also be a fungal infection like Tinea corporis. Since you have loose stools, IBS and Crohn’s should be ruled out. These can also cause skin manifestations. Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral. Take care!
Avatar f tn I tried to remove one with tweezers, and it was very tacky (as in sticky) and clearly goes deep under the skin. Part of it broke off but I could still see that the pore was plugged and a day or two later top of the plug was sticking out again. i can't find ANYTHING online that looks like it.
Avatar n tn Next month it lasted 14 days with several other symptoms, night twitching, brain fog, night sweats, confusion episodes while driving and not knowing where I was, sharpe pains in isolated spots in my head, vision changes in one eye, fatigue, bottom of lip numbness, neck stiffness mostly on right side and Mild headache, but ok with tylenol. Then, I had a blood test and it showed Lyme disease and the only rash I recall was in 2005.
Avatar n tn com/biz/romarkaraoke/lymeart.html Read the part about psychiatric manifestations of Lyme Disease, which includes a case history of depersonalization. This may give you a direction in which to look for answers. The flash discussion group at has many people who have neuropsychiatric issues with Lyme Disease. Some posts about this: Topic: Derealization?;f=1;t=045138 Topic: Dealing with Depersonalization http://flash.
Avatar f tn It's a good question for a doctor ... but here's my guess (since I'm not medically trained) ... different infections the "Lyme" ticks bring have different manifestations. Lyme (sometimes) produces a spreading, circular rash that clears in the center, leaving a 'bullseye' appearance, and then fades after a while (this is just what I've read ... I didn't get a rash, but I had Lyme).
Avatar n tn Gastrointestinal manifestations of Lyme disease are uncommon. I would suggest looking for other causes first. There has clearly been a comprehensive GI evaluation already done. Regarding food allergy, the most common symptoms of food allergy involve the skin and intestines. Skin rashes include hives and eczema. Intestinal symptoms typically include vomiting, nausea, stomach cramps, indigestion and diarrhea.
Avatar f tn I have a bit of Irish in me as well, 'cousin.' :) If the MD you see is not aware of current approaches to Lyme testing and treatment, you might look at the website of, short for International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. Also I just searched online for -- "lyme disease" ireland -- and got some interesting information. There appear to be a number of groups and websites focused on Lyme disease, if you have not seen them already.
Avatar m tn Some people with lupus are sensitive to the sunlight (discoid lupus) and sometimes develope rash or hives after being exposed, though I don't know about the way rashes develope on persons with Lyme. I've not researched Lyme disease as well as I should but something to think on!