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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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