LymeNet Home LymeNet Home Page LymeNet Flash Discussion LymeNet Support Group Database LymeNet Literature Library LymeNet Legal Resources LymeNet Medical & Scientific Abstract Database LymeNet Newsletter Home Page LymeNet Recommended Books LymeNet Tick Pictures Search The LymeNet Site LymeNet Links LymeNet Frequently Asked Questions About The Lyme Disease Network LymeNet Menu

LymeNet on Facebook

LymeNet on Twitter

The Lyme Disease Network receives a commission from for each purchase originating from this site.

When purchasing from, please
click here first.

Thank you.

LymeNet Flash Discussion
Dedicated to the Bachmann Family

LymeNet needs your help:
LymeNet 2020 fund drive

The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations.

LymeNet Flash Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» LymeNet Flash » Questions and Discussion » Medical Questions » Which of the co-infectors is least likely to present a rash?, Azithromycin?

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Which of the co-infectors is least likely to present a rash?, Azithromycin?
Member # 14654

Icon 1 posted      Profile for bernieb4     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I have never gotten any type of rash (even after pulling ticks out of my neck), and no rash has arose yet from taking antibiotics. I am trying to figure out if I have Babesia or Bartonella...which one is LESS likely to have a rash as a common symptom?

Also, is a Herheimer Reaction when you begin antibiotics and your symptoms worsen or return in a ,more severe way?

Which of these: Bartonella, Babesia or Ehrlichia is most likely to have severe cognitive, neurological and psychological symptoms?--my worst symptoms are all affecting my brain, and I desperately want to lessen those.

I am taking 400mg of Doxy and 500mg of Azithromycin a day. All I've been reading is that people are suffering from ear-ringing after taking Azith. Has anyone had a good experience with it?

Posts: 98 | From WI | Registered: Feb 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 10375

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Geneal     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I would say that all of the co-infections can cause these issues...

I never had a rash and I have Lyme, bartonella and babesia.

Do you have night sweats?

Air hunger?

Lyme gave me some pretty bad psychological/neurological

Symptoms. There are lots of people who have had no issues with zith.

I would hope based on symptoms that your LLMD would be able to

Diagnose you or treat for co-infections.



Posts: 6250 | From Louisiana | Registered: Oct 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
lymie tony z
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 5130

Icon 1 posted      Profile for lymie tony z     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 

According to the ILADS foundation the rashes that have been noticed would be for either lyme(Bb) or the co-infection of Bartonella.

However, due to the fact that there are many more strains then have been identified and named

or catagorized with either lyme(Bb), Babesiosis or Bartonella, no one can be sure with any

reliable certainty which TBD would cause rashes more than another.

More and more however seem to be co-infected with either Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis or Bartonella.

I would suggest you either obtain a list of symptoms from the newbie links by going to the search engine of this website.

If you have difficulty their, I could or someone else would, easily type them out for you on this others might benefit as well.

I suspect because you have no rash that your wondering if you even have a co-infection or lyme(Bb) disease at all.

Please use caution in thinking this way, especially, where Babesiosis is concerned.

The strain or species of Babesiosis that you have may be a silent strain or species.

If so it would be even more dangerous then other varieties. This co-infection could easily be mistaken as just being lyme disease(Bb),

which is bad enough. If so, then the Babesia might not be addressed. The abx for Babs are not necessarily the same as for lyme disease alone.

If not treated this disease can KILL!

So be careful.

Bartonella would present with a rash as one of it's symptoms as well as Bb. But nothing is EVER CERTAIN, please remember that.

I hope I have answered sufficiently for you....if you can, obtain a copy of Dr B's guidelines or one from the ILADS foundation.

The things you're asking and subsequent answers I have given you are straight from those compilations of literature.

Like I mentioned earlier...if you need more help, don't hesitate in asking.


I am not a doctor...opinions expressed are from personal experiences only and should never be viewed as coming from a healthcare provider. zman

Posts: 2527 | From safety harbor florida(origin Cleve., Ohio | Registered: Jan 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator

Quick Reply

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code is enabled.

Instant Graemlins

Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:

Contact Us | LymeNet home page | Privacy Statement

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3

The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations. If you would like to support the Network and the LymeNet system of Web services, please send your donations to:

The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey
907 Pebble Creek Court, Pennington, NJ 08534 USA

| Flash Discussion | Support Groups | On-Line Library
Legal Resources | Medical Abstracts | Newsletter | Books
Pictures | Site Search | Links | Help/Questions
About LymeNet | Contact Us

© 1993-2020 The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Use of the LymeNet Site is subject to Terms and Conditions.