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    Old 06-25-2004, 07:22 AM   #1
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    purple rash

    a couple months ago I gounf a tick on my pubic region. Presently, the rash is still there and is a purpleish color. I haven't felt any different whatsoever. Why is the rash still there? How do I get rid of it?

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    Old 06-25-2004, 10:40 AM   #2
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    Re: purple rash

    Tanker, if possible get a photo of your rash for documentation. Only about 50% of people who have Lyme disease get a rash, but a bullseye rash is a definite sign of Lyme. There are other types of Lyme rashes also.

    You need to see a Lyme knowledgeble doctor. If you have this rash, you have Lyme disease. Lyme is a bacterial infection caused from the bite of an infected tick. The rash is only one symptom. Often, people are able to fight off the infection for some time until their immune system becomes stressed in some way and then symptoms emerge. It is very important to be treated as soon as possible. Besides Lyme, ticks can transmit several co-infections: Babesiosis, Bartonella, Ehrlichiosis (HME & HGE) and Mycoplamsa. It is important to be tested for these also.

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