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    07-29-2011, 01:11 AM
You might have just an infection from the bite - the red streaks sound like an infection more than the typical pattern from Lyme disease. It's smart of you to go to the doctor, it sounds like it's one of those 'better safe than sorry' times that you should just get to the doctor to be sure.
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    07-29-2011, 01:14 AM
I got 2 tick bites at the barn a few weeks ago, and I was severely freaking out about getting lymes deasease. I notices them when I felt a small stinging and absolutely went beserk and just slapped them off. I got lucky because the heads came off too. You know if the head came off or not by if there is a crater in the middle of the bump (if it is lodged in there it will just come out when its done feeding). Both of mine had craters and turned red and were very hard bites. When I say hard I mean like solid masses under the skin if you have lymes desease you will have something that looks like this: bump of redness from the bite, normal skin, the a ring of red. I've never heard of you symptoms causing lymes, possibly its a a reaction similar to blood poisening around the bite? Don't panic! Your seeing the doctor so now you just have to wait!
    07-29-2011, 08:45 AM
The length of the pattern dissappeared on now it looks like a half circle around the initial bite. The bite is somewhat hard. I'm going to a doctors office as soon as my office opens up. My mother is convinced I have lyme disease. Gr.

Oh and I should have added that I have never been bitten by any type of tick, so I'm so dumb to what bites look like. :P
    07-29-2011, 09:57 AM
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I am thinking it wasn't a tick if you didn't pull a tick off of you. When a tick bites you it usually latches on and is attached to you. I'm geussing it may have been some type of spider.
    07-29-2011, 01:27 PM
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You don't know if the tick was attached to you? For me it sounds a bit odd that the bite doesn't itch if it's a tick bite.

What I've gotten, borreliosis (the lyme disease) cause a red ring or a red spot around the bite. If it's a bite and you've noticed that change on your skin, it should be just at early stage when the change occurs and treated pretty easily with a course of antibiotics. So don't panic over that option yet.

Tell us what the doctor said.
    07-30-2011, 12:03 AM
Well it's always good to just go to the doctor and get it looked at. If there is any question in his mind he'll treat you with a couple weeks of antibiotics. Lyme disease is easy to cure, it's just that people don't get checked out. You'll be fine Hun! Best wishes and keep us updated :)
    07-30-2011, 09:15 AM
Doctors are stumped, but not alarmed, and want me to watch it. They aren't thinking it's a tick bite and by the time I woke up and called the doctors I wasn't either. Reminded me to be extra nit pick checking my horse for ticks, they run rampant here!

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