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i have a red circular rash on my left side of stomach. lyme

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i have a red circular rash on my left side of stomach. lyme test came back negative. not itchy. what could this be, ihave had it since sunday
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  NURSE KAREN replied 5 years ago.

hi! sorry you are having this problem. is the rash wide spread (many circles) or just one circle?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

one circular rash

Expert:  NURSE KAREN replied 5 years ago.
can you tell me what test they performed for lyme disease and do you have any other symptoms?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
blood test, loose bowel movements
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
Hi--the other expert opted out. Why were you tested for Lyme--did you have other symptoms?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
i was tested for lyme based soley on the rash-no other symptoms
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
OK--is this completely red and flat?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
yes
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
This isn't the typical bull's eye lesion from Lyme disease. It could be tinea--ringworm--or exzema. I'd suggest Lamisil cream three times a day for a week to start as a treatment.
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Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 30070
Experience: Over 20 yrs of Family Practice
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