July 15, 2006

Lyme disease?

Yeesh. I may have it. I've had a 50 cent piece-sized rash (due to some kind of insect bite) on my right bicep for about a week now, that, while not really getting worse, hasn't gone away at all despite mucho applications of Neosporin and Cortizone-10. I hit a local medical center this afternoon, and while the doc said the rash doesn't fit the "usual" rash-like symptom of Lymes, there are atypical rashes that can still be due to Lymes.

So, I got the powerful first-stage "Lymes assault" antibiotic as a precaution (and if it isn't Lymes, the meds should still zap whatever produced the rash) and I'll have to get a blood test to concretely determine if I have the malady.

Shows what I get for playing so much damn golf ... and hooking and slicing too many balls in to the high grass!

Wish me luck! (You too, Jason.)

Posted by Hube at July 15, 2006 10:34 PM | TrackBack

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Damn, Hube -- I think I'll stick with the bronchitis I've battled this summer and not complain about it any more.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at July 16, 2006 12:21 AM

If that's what you have and you've caught it early, the antibiotics should knock it out.

DE and MD are two of the worst states for lyme's disease.

Good luck. Keep us posted.

Posted by: Anna Venger at July 16, 2006 01:46 AM