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faithful777
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After being in remission from Lyme for two years, I was bitten by mosquitoes under my arm which resulted in a bulls eye rash.

I know I have read articles that say you can get Lyme from biting flies and mosquitoes, but now I know first hand that this can happen.

Going on Doxy and herbals to get ahead of this.

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SacredHeart
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Thanks for sharing. Good to know. This is all so insane.

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Lyme flare June, July, August of 2013. Diagnosed September 2014 Lyme, Bartonella, Mycoplasma, Mono

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Praying that you will be A-OK very very soon!!

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Oh, wow! Does your lyme doc agree that this is lyme? from a mosquito?

Is the rash where you got the mosquito bite or somewhere else?

I am very interested in and concerned about this. Please keep me posted on how you do. I am a mosquito magnet besides being a tick magnet.

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Years ago, my son had many mosquito bites on his thigh which resulted in an oval red rash. I later found out it was a form of the bull's-eye rash (even though it had no concentric circles in it). This resulted in Lyme, Babesiosis and Bartonellosis.

You are in my prayers.

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ALL SO INTERESTING! AND SCARY
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I never saw a tick or had a rash, but I am a mosquito magnet. Always have been. I wonder if the numerous mosquito bites I had this spring/summer contributed to my relapse????

When I do relapse, it's almost always in the summertime. I've often wondered about mosquitoes.

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Same here, hopingandpraying. We are almost totally certain our one child got infected by a mosquito bite at the age of one month old. High fever, in the hospital, ICU...The whole ordeal was a total nightmare. Trust me!- A nightmare! It really revealed to me the total ineptitude of even our best hospitals.

We finally put the pieces together when she was two and realized she was infected with lyme.

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My LLMD said it is a bulls eye rash and I am now on Doxy with Teasel, Arteminisin and Cats Claw.

Studies show that biting flies, mites and mosquitoess can transmit Lyme.

If I do not have symptoms, I can stop the Doxy at 6 weeks but will continue the herbals.

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Wow - that's insane! Means having good bug repellent on as a habit, I guess.
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I was bitten in my house while I was in bed. The varmints come into the house when we go out with the dogs.

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Hm - if you were bitten inside, any possibility you could spray the place with repellent? I use TKO Orange, which is the concentrate form of Orange Guard - it can be sprayed on anything - it takes out mold, it's a great cleaner, it's anti bugs. Ok to use as long as no cats around.

Or what about the idea of putting a screen door on, if that would help in minimizing air exposure? Pretty serious if mosquitoes are spreading it! Geez.

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I diffuse oils in the house but it can't cover the entire house. We have a screen door, but when you open the door to let the dogs out, they still get in.

I am just going to stay on Teasel for the rest of the bug season. West Nile is in our county this year too.

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A few tricks that might help:

Check all screens for holes, edges to be tight contact but still able to get off in case of a fire or other emergency to swiftly remove and crawl out.

Sleep under a mosquito net

Dusk and dawn are the most active times for some kinds of mosquitos - which is hard on those people who also like those times to avoid bright sun or the heat of the day.

At night, before any doors to the outside (or garage) are opened, turn off the outside lights for a couple minutes. Be sure there is just enough light to mind your step . . . and those yellow bug lights might be researched regarding their draw to mosquitoes.

Teach all who enter / leave how to be all ready and then just slip through the narrowest crack of the door so it need not swing open even half way, or stay open.

Try to mask your breath with mint or garlic

Keep lights off in the bedroom and maybe figure out what kind of essential oil they would be repelled by but you / family would enjoy or not feel it too harsh for skin, eyes, lungs (or too harsh for furniture).

Before pets come back inside, get them to shake off a little ways outside from the door in case any mosquitoes are trying to hitchhike.

This may be going to extremes but it can work. A FAN turned on, aiming at the door pushing air OUT. Mosquitoes can't fly against the wind.

If the sound of a light fan is okay for your ears, keeping company with a fan can help mosquitoes not land on you indoors, or even out on your patio or deck, put some fans to use (as long as there is zero - zero - chance of rain or lightning.

Best to unplug and bring in when you retire for the night so that dew does not settle in the electronics overnight and muck up the connections (fire hazard).

Be sure nothing around your home allows for sitting water. Gutters can be tricky but a non-toxic product could be of help inside the gutters.
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