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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Tick Bite - Lyme Disease???

After hauling brush a week ago I noticed this on my arm and after taking a shower following mucking out our creek this morning I took a shower to get the mud off me. This time when I noticed it on my arm a bell went off and I looked up tick bites with lyme disease. Sure enough it is a match but I must have scratched the tick off almost after the initial bite through the sleeve of my shirt. Looks like I'll be making a doctors appointment early next week...Haven't heard of lyme disease ticks in our part of the country but this says otherwise....but, I'll let the doctor make the diagnosis.

2 comments:

Raju Rage said...

Was it?

Bruce said...

Raju: Yes, according to two doctors they advised it was Lyme disease but also if caught in the first 5 weeks and put on proper antibiotics it can be usually dealt with without further incident. I had follow up tests and it apparently never got into my blood stream and was killed before it got to that stage.