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could he have lyme disease

my son was bitten by a tick 3 weeks ago, a few days a ago i notice a small red area around where the tick bite him, could it be lyme disease

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AtticusJsmum

Asked by AtticusJsmum at 2:54 PM on Apr. 4, 2009 in Health

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  • could be
    i would take him to the doc on mon to have it checked out to be sure
    mommymeg03

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 2:55 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/Lyme/

    Click on erythema migrans and see if it looks like that
    a_and_j_momma

    Answer by a_and_j_momma at 2:58 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • In the early phase of the illness, within days to weeks of the tick bite, the skin around the bite develops an expanding ring of unraised redness. There may be an outer ring of brighter redness and a central area of clearing, leading to a "bull's-eye" appearance. The redness of the skin is often accompanied by generalized fatigue, muscle and joint stiffness, swollen glands" and headache and fever, resembling symptoms of a virus infection.
    Watch him carefully for these other symptoms, if he has any at all take him to the ER immediately.
    Familytyme

    Answer by Familytyme at 3:00 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • Does it look like a bullseye? THat's a characteristic of Lyme's disease from what I'm reading. I am also reading that it's normal for the area surrounding it to be inflamed
    a_and_j_momma

    Answer by a_and_j_momma at 3:02 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • NO it does not look like a bulleye, it kinda looks like a small mosquito bite, and the red area is raised
    AtticusJsmum

    Answer by AtticusJsmum at 3:09 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • okay it looks more like an ingrown hair a bit not a msoquito bit, maybe it it but its very close to where he got bit so im still concerned hes had it for a few days its still small, i dont think it has gotten any bigger
    AtticusJsmum

    Answer by AtticusJsmum at 3:12 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • http://www.cafemom.com/group/2515/forums/read/8487640/Could_this_be_lyme_disease
    here'a a post i made in one of my groups im not sure if youll be able to see it but it has a picture of the area
    AtticusJsmum

    Answer by AtticusJsmum at 3:14 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • here is the link to the cdc site, http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/Lyme/
    mommymeg03

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 3:26 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • It won't let me see it but what you're descibing doesn't sound like Lyme's disease. From what I read the rash generally is 2 inches in diameter and then expands to look like a bulls eye. He also doesn't have any other symptoms with it.
    a_and_j_momma

    Answer by a_and_j_momma at 3:48 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

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