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When did the swelling start?
a day or two ago
Is it painful?
if i press on it there is some discomfort
What is he on antibiotics for?
the possibility of lyme's
Okay, and visual disturbance?
Okay, this may be due to inflammation of one of his temporal arteries, and he may require steroids to treat it
can this be due to the low grade temp that he has been running since being on the antibiotics and how urgent is it that he get to an md?
I would recommend he see an MD today, the low grade temp may be a result of this
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yes i'm trying to decide if there are any other questions i should ask.
he has been so under the weather since he first started with a testicular infection and had a reaction to the antibiotics that he was put on at the time that i'm really confused as to what other info i should be giving you. The tiredness, temperature since then have brought up the lyme. BUT the blood tests have come back negative except that his cbc showed the white blood cell count up a bit.
I think they should do a CRP and ESR blood tests
can you explain, just a little, what they would show?
If there is excess inflammation in his body, which would show if he requires steroids
ok - will be armed, at least, with a bit of info. Thanks
You're quite welcome