Look at this page of rash pictures:
A bull's eye rash means Lyme Disease.
If you don't have a good camera, borrow one and quick take pictures of the rashes, with a ruler for comparison.
This is necessary because the rash may change or disappear before it is observed by a physician who recognizes it.
You will need these pics to get proper treatment for tick borne infection.
Here is info on Lyme Disease:
(Check the other links on that site.)
There is a helpful discussion group at LymeNet.org, whose members can guide you in the right direction regarding finding a Lyme literate doctor and treatments.
You can post a query on the medical questions forum.
Please move quickly on this, and post your query soon. You'll get advice on what to ask your doctor, antibiotics, etc.
yes - it does look like that - and they are growing in size and number
The dr he saw yesterday thought it "might" be Lymes - but as there are so many spots and he never saw a tick - the dr wasn't sure as he said the spots surround the bite and he couldnt' believe there would be that many bites- tho he did start amoxicillin
my husband is 40 and no the dr didn't seem overly knowledgeable (the first one even indicated Fungal infection) so I insisted on a second opinion once the spots started spreading and looking "bull-eye"ish
He has an appt with his GP and she may suggest someone - I'll also visig the site you indicated - We're in Chicago so there has to be someone around who knows what to do
The picture posted was the clincher - all of the other photos I saw showed patches small in size and only around the bite so I had started to lean away from Lyme's
I don't think your doctor is particularly familiar with Lyme Disease, if he thinks that the spots only surround the bites.
How old is the person with the rash?
Amoxycillin is not the first choice of antibiotic for adults, although it may be given to children for Lyme.
Doxycycline is usually prescribed for adults, at double the normal dosage, for four to eight weeks.
You will need to do alot of reading about this to educate yourself about tick borne disease.
If a person gets Lyme, there is a good chance that the tick may have also passed other diseases also, such as Babesia, Erlichia, Bartonella, Mycoplasma.
Here are articles for your doctor:
For advice from experienced Lymies regarding treatment and finding a doctor who is VERY familiar with Lyme Disease, please post a query at LymeNet.org.
Please don't wait.
There is a window of opportunity to treat this disease, and if you wait too long, or get inadequate treatment, the bacteria spreads throughout the body, and is difficult to eradicate.
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