Yes I deal with this quite often, Please see my post under the section w/ lumps and nodules under the skin. THis is fairly common and can reappear / disappear upon continued treatment. Please do NOT pick on these areas, massage, manipulate, etc as you will only spread pathogens / toxins from these areas to flee to other parts of the body. This is one reason why I am finding massage therapy / manual lymphatic drainage, some types of chiropractic adjustments contraindicated in these people - causes releases of pathogens / toxins faster than the body can eliminate and reabsorbes in other areas of the body. LBG treatments which aim at the deep lymphatic nodes, ie akin to opening the major traffic intersections of the body is a much safer and proven method. I would suggest you find a person in your area utilizing such equipment, apply remedies, etc during the treatment, do on a consistent basis and you will get better.
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Hello, I don't know if this is related, but I recently discovered several lesions on my bottom, surrounding the anus. They are a dull, dark purple, their surface is flat but the lesions are raised a bit from the surface of the skin. I went to a dermatologist and they were concerned it could be Bowen's, a borderline cancerous type of squamous cell lesion. A biopsy was taken and I should find out next week.
Am hoping this is not cancer. I saw a surgeon a few hours after the dermatologist, and the nasty buggers are on the inside too.
Cancer on top of Lyme seems just a bit much. I'll let you know what I find out when the pathologist's report comes in.
What are LBG tx's? An unfamiliar term. I instinctually knew not to get a massage although I feel as if I could really use one!
I have lumps EVERYWHERE. The ones on the back of my neck and shoulders extending down to my hips bother me the most. I do have them all over my torso and in the deep tissues of my legs and arms and breasts.
I realize that this is NOT what Tincup is referring to in this post, but your comment about LBG tx intrigued me.
Up on the tea tree oil. I have a bump on the leg that was bitten. It is relatively hard and was reddish purple. I hope this doesn't spread. Doesn't look like an impacted hair follicle and is on the leg that was bitten--on my calf.
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Waiting for Tincup to hop on the board. She'll see this 10 yr old thread of hers and say what the heck is this.
Tincup, where are you? I need your expertise.
-------------------- "Never, never, never, never, never give up" Winston Churchill Posts: 6394 | From Louisville, Ky | Registered: Jan 2002
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You're too funny! Got my attention though. And just for you I dug into some old and new research papers and actually READ them all! Here are my thoughts and conclusions. Take it or leave it.
1. Best literature is from Europe. The CDC/IDSA sucks at this as it does the rest of Lyme. The cure they say is supposedly 2 weeks of antibiotics. Where have we heard THAT before?
2. Combined with the elbow "stuff" you mentioned I am wondering if this Borrelia lymphocytoma is actually a new manifestation, from recent bite, or is a result of a chronic infection? Why?
In patients in chronic late stages the ACA skin and neuro manifestations can appear. With it, the Borrelia lymphocytoma can pop up, or not.
The elbow thing. Is it like this? Go about 1/2 way down and look at elbow pics diagnosed by those who don't know as a form of arthritis. My thought is the elbow thing is part of the chronic Lyme skin manifestations and/or ACA manifestations.
And yes, coconut oil seems to help!! You did good there!
3. I really need to say the Borrelia lymphocytoma should be treated with antibiotics. Doxy is suggested in the IDiots literature, but the old time way (European) of using a penicillin could be successful in kicking it down.
IF the elbow thing, and / or the Borrelia lymphocytoma is ACA or another Lyme skin/neuro manifestation, it is proof-positive the spirochetes are active.
4. The ding dongs at ho ho Hopkins, like Meyerhoff, who did this article, still says the lymphocytoma can only be found in Europe.
Well, fiddle on that. It is being seen here in growing numbers. And you in KY. Hmmmmm..... Most cases I've seen in the past are within 100 miles or closer of the Atlantic Coast, with exceptions, of course. I don't have a map in front of me MAP, but you might check distance for me just for fun.
Could the ACA late manifestations thought to be only from Europe be inland that far now? Yes. Could it have been brought into KY by way of horses being sent here from Europe to graze in your beautiful blue grass? Yes, in my opinion.
Could a dang dog on vacation from NY brought it your way, or a bird from the flyway drop off ticks carrying whatever strain is needed to produce those symptoms? Yes.
Could it be the Borrelia burgdorferi strain is the culprit rather than a mysterious "European strain" which the IDiots say it must be from? Most definitely.
Conclusion- Most of the literature that talks treatment is saying to treat with antibiotics. It may even, like the EM rash, go away without treatment.
I think YOU are doing a super fine job with it and paying it the mind it deserves. And I agree, for piece of mind and if you don't mind the mammograms, go for it.
I do not think it is a good idea to do a biopsy if you are ONLY looking for Lyme spirochetes. Little chance you'd find them with testing being so poor. If you want to rule out other things, then certainly do so.
I have no clue if I've answered the questions you have, but I did try. Ask more specific ones if you care to and I'll see what I can find.
In the meantime, it's Sunday and I have a chicken to cook.