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I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to help you with your concerns.
Sorry to hear about your symptoms.
Currently, do you have any productive cough?
I have a light cough, no flem
any fever now?
no fever is gone
do you have any sore throat?
no, not anymore
The hospital did a good job taking care of the flue but not my weakness
do you have any joint pains?
do you have any rash any where?
I have sereboric dermatitis on my face, I use a topical cream to take care of it.
any insect bite or tick bite?
actually... I remember being in the shower and feeling like I was stung by something last week near my ankle.My ankle was slightly puffy put it whent away after a day. It stung a lot. I do not know what it was .
see there is a good possibility of lyme disease,
This should be checked out.
I just found it, it is still there on my ankle
lyme titer should be checked.
how does it look like?
which state you are from?
I am from Florida. It looks like it crusted over , some dried blood on it. If I touch it with my finger it stings a little
still, lyme disease is possible.
another possibility can be babesiosis
This is also a parasitic infection comes from tick bite.
Lyme disease requires different antibiotic.
Doxycycline is used commonly.
So this is important to check out.
Given your symptoms are improving, that is reassuring.
It may take few more weeks to recover from severe infection.
Can it wait until Monday? I do not enjoy the Hospital
Yes it can.
But do mention to your doctor about the insect bite or tick bite possibility.
Okay so I will tell him about the insect bike. Anything else I should do?
Eat healthy --high protein diet to let your body recover.
And continue with your medications for now.
OK. I'm am going to get a friend to go shopping for me for food since I am not able to walk for more then a few feet. Thanks for your help Sir
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