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My daughter was bitten by something about 8 weeks ago (we don't know if it was a tick!), but the symptoms seem similar - it was originally a small bite (hole)on her thigh. This then had a large white circle which developed around it about 6cm - the area hurt so she says and then ached - her knee then began aching and all the top of her leg. A rash then appeared around the original hole. It often appears red (a large area around original bite or hole), especially when doing sport or after her shower. We have been to the hospital 3 times and seen the local GP 3 times and even paid to see a skin specialist, who more or less said it was nothing - this probably because when he saw it, it didn't look like anything apart from an insect bite with a red area around it !!! We have been wondering if it could be a tick ? She is extremely sporty and is now saying the area around her (bite?) hurts too much to do sport. A blood test was carried out which apparently showed negative for lyme disease - she is due to have a 2nd one next week, but after reading up about lyme disease it appears that you cannot be sure with a blood test - Am I correct? She did spend a few days away on a farm in Lancashire this summer about a week or 2 before first noticed anything. Can anyone suggest something? After applying a hot face cloth onto the area for about half an hour a white ring appeared around the original hole about 3cm in width!!! Thanks to anyone who has any ideas.

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    You could try Dr ****** at the Complete Fatigue Clinic, tel ******. He uses tests that he claims are better than standard NHS tests. I've had chronic Lyme (probably) for 8 years. I'm not 100% sure that the Dr is correct in his treatment and diagnosis of Lyme. I have had no improvement from his prescribed treatments, though I know of others who do feel they've benefited. However, I am 100% sure that NHS treatment of the disease is not fit for purpose, with widespread ignorance and poor tests. So, it could be worth at least finding out what the Dr has to say.

    Best of luck to you and your daughter.

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    your experience is typical of Nhs Drs i have been diagnosed with post vral fatigue syndrome back in th mid 80s ,

    and i know most of the bunch of cfs pvfs me are all a load of cobblers .

    i was until i retired an electronic technician ,and have worked on most of the medical research equipment,and know that the medical proffession is only scratching at the surface of knowledge.

    i know have proof total and solid ,taken with an electronic microscope that plugs into my computer.

    i can amplify up to 500x and have photos of all stages of the lymes (tick)progression .

    this is a progressive disease and can destroy your normal life completly, i myself am now suffering a partial stroke of the left side of my body.

    so do wahatever you can to defeat this for your child .

    i myself am now carrying out my own treatment using antibiotics bought from abroad as my drs do nothing .

    Some of the American Lyme disease sites offer advice on what anti biotics to use.

    personally i am finding zithromax is effective with some doxycycline.

    i now add some photos taken of the sprochetes and the eggs that they produce plus a shot of a baby tick just out of the egg case.

    i am not a medical practicioner just a technician who suffers also and have suffered wrong diagnoses for 20 years .

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    this is just to confirm what i already said in my previous reply the photo supplied was of spirochette tube birthing a baby tick .

    this was photographed from a spirochette in my left ear removed with a cotton wool bud soaked tea tree oil .

    this oil seems to be the only treatment that works on surface appearance of the whole tick life cycle .

    but i must state that the only way you will clear lyme (tick)borreliasis is massive doses of antibiotics over nearly a 6 month period.

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    I would STRONGLY RECOMMEND joining the Lyme Disease UK Discussion group on Facebook if not already done so, and talking to the Lyme Disease Action website. They can offer a lot of resources and advice!
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