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I found a tick on my leg and it was not fully engorged and was able to fully remove The body with tweezers(stored tick in refridgerator with damp towl) and dumped rubbing alcohal on the bite site. Later that day there was a very small dark bruise like spot where the bite was, which I assumed was normal. next day early afternoon I realized it was red around the bite(small bruise spot still there) with a red ring on the outside, a little more red on the outside ring part but this was smaller than an American dime coin wich is pretty small. I guess I should mention first, on the day of the tick removal I called my general practice doc over the phone and got prescribed doxyceline hyclade 100mg 2x a day for 14 days and started taking it the next day when I saw this redness. i have a pic if I can share?another thing to note is 1-2 days later the outer ring faded and is gone and now shows new very little amount of light bruising on the outer part.I had schedualed an appointment with my doc and showed pics showing this development and she told me she thought it was normal and not the notorious "bullseye" and said it was most likely irritation from dumping alcohal on the bite and was a normal reaction to bite. I am skeptical can the lyme rash be that small? she insisted it would be bigger I wish I could share pic are my chanes good with this coarse of antibiotics I've read there are higher and/or longer doses people get . Really anxious to get this figured out any feed back would be appreciated more than you could imagine thanks!
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