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i have to confess i did not read all of every post but lyme keeps screaming at me... throat infection (general flu like symptoms) followed by joint pain and swelling and a rash. sounds exactly like i felt when i had lyme. my rash was all over too, not just the target-style rash that is typically associated with lyme. looked a lot like the pics. i never saw a tick. there are only certain abx that are effective for lyme in my experience and you have to be on them much longer than 10 days. hope that is not what it is though... i would look further into it if you haven't already. hope he is better soon.<br><br>
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The last picture--those spots on his leg look bulls eye like to me. My son was on an antibiotic when he got lyme. But it was not a lyme specific one (they are limited) and he needed to be on the lyme one for something like 28 days. It takes a long time to kill lyme.<br><br>
Are you in an area which has lyme? Could he have had tick exposure?
 

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I dont know if we have lyme. I know we have ticks, so i would guess we have lyme. I am in Missouri. We have a dr. appointment on Monday (tomorrow) and I am going to mention all of the lymes disease concerns. My parents mentioned it too, so I feel like I need to bring it up.
 

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Is it easy to find out if someone has lymes disease? Somethings I read made it seem like it is very difficult to verify it.
 

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it is a blood test... when i had it my symptoms were the same as your son's so i started abx right away. i felt so horrible that i was convinced i needed them. the blood test came back in about a week and was positive to lyme. by then i was already feeling better. i would insist on a blood test if he were my kid. gl<br><br>
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