I was in the woods for 3 weeks and found a tick bite when I returned home. Few days after the bite I started to have circular, big (1 inch - 2 inches), reddish bumps formed around my neck, legs, arms as well as my face. I am currently taking antibiotics prescribed by my doctor.

Is this Lyme disease?
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replied July 28th, 2017
Welcome to e health forum.

With your history of tick bite and the recent development of a red rash at the site of the bite, the possibility of the rash being due to Lyme disease needs to be ruled out.

FYI Only 2% of tick bites result in Lyme disease. Although only a small number of tick bites lead to Lyme disease: the longer the tick remains attached to your skin, the greater your risk of getting the disease.

A Lyme rash occurs at the site of the tick bite in 80% of people who have early Lyme disease.

The rash due to lyme disease appears like a red, round or oval rash which enlarges in size over days or weeks.

It would be recommended that you consult your doctor for proper medical evaluation and advice. A few blood tests will help to rule out lyme disease.

I hope this helps.



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