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DanP
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A friend showed me multiple bull's eye rashes on her feet yesterday - she'd spent an afternoon in a grassy yard in Western Mass and found them about a 36 hours later - i never had a rash so couldn't advise whether they were Lyme rashes as she said they itched like crazy when they appeared....for those of you who had the rash, did it itch?
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GretaM
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My initial EM rash did not itch.

My subsequent rashes shaped like EM (started when I started treatment) do.

I think it depends on individuals body responses to bug bites, infection etc.

Has she taken pictures?

She should take pics for her records and also see a LL doc.

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Keebler
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It can. Or not. Either way.

See the RASH detail post here:

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=015508;p=0

Diagnosing Lyme Disease (&/or whatever else is going on)
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LymeSwimmer
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My first LLMD told me that a rash from the first bite usually didn't itch, but subsequent bites did as the body makes antibodies to the tick's saliva causing the itchiness.

Just an anecdotal story - like Keebler mentioned, it is probably a toss up whether it itches or not - I definitely would not use itchiness as a means to rule out a lyme EM rash.

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randibear
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Mine did itch like crazy. It had an oiley like top with small blister pimple things that oozed. Yuck. Never did expand.

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