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Old 04-19-2012, 03:37 AM   #5
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Re: Tick bite 5 months later

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Originally Posted by demetri66 View Post
I went to the dermatologist today. He said its a persistant bite, that i most likely have some small pieces of the ticks barbs stuck in me and theyre causing the reaction. He gave the area a shot of steroids to help it heal and i go back in six weeks,for a follow up. Hope it works because the next step is cutting it out.
Eeek! Do not let them shoot you with any more steroids! Steroids are the worst thing for Lyme. You really need to see a proper lyme specialist to first determine whether or not you have the infection. No other type doctor will be able to help you if you have lyme. That you only feel weak is not an indication that you don't have LD. Symptoms can show up in different ways with different people. btw: did the bite area have a ring around it? If so, this is called a bullseye rash and is a clear indication of Lyme Disease; however, this is also not necessary for the diagnosis as many people have no rash at all.


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