A rash from hell or Lyme! (Beware: images are not pretty)

June 2014 I could not ignore that my body was sick and that I needed to again go to the doctor to try to find out what was wrong with me. I had so many symptoms but went to my primary care doctor for a rash that I had for a month that would not go away. It was sore and sometimes itchy and looked disgusting!

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This is what my back looked like in June 2014. The scar is from an 8 level thoracic spine surgery. The rash was the span of half or more of my upper back area.

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After a month of antibiotics this is what happened to my back. I developed puss like sores all over and they were very painful. (That was July 2014)

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I also started to develop bright red dots randomly on my body, sometimes in groups and generally around my core.

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This is what my back currently looks like in November 2014. It feels like my back is on fire and itchy at the same time.  I have has this rash for about 7 months now with not much improvement. This is defiantly a rash from hell but my doctor believes it is from the Lyme,

Lyme disease can present in so many different ways and affects so many parts of the body. I am hoping that with the new heavy IV antibiotic treatment I will start to see this clear up a bit. I will keep you posted!

Be well!! Heather

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