So, this isn't very lady like, but I have this mystery rash that I am thinking could be some kind of insect bite. It is the itchiest thing I have ever experienced and has been around for about 4-5 days now. I don't recall getting bitten but I live in rural VT where ticks and mosquitoes and spiders and the norm. I don't know how I got it - it's on my left butt cheek - one of the body parts I try to keep under wraps when hiking and all ....
I'm not an expert by any means, but that sure looks like poison ivy (or oak or sumac) to me. It itches like the devil, and it kind of spreads in an irregular pattern. I've used Benadryl spray to help quell the itch, but if that's what it is, it just takes time (and avoiding scratching) to go away.
While this could well be a bite reaction and it is prudent to rule out a tick bite induced Erythema migrans(Lyme borreliosis) despite the fact that this not typical.
It is most important to bring to notice to your physician.
diagnostic process may be delayed if a physician does not recognize a skin rash caused by Lyme disease because it does not have the bull's-eye appearance that is best known to physicians and the public.
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