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Kalymika
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   Posted 3/30/2018 10:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Every few weeks I get extremely itchy on my legs, thighs, upper thigh near buttocks, or stomach and then this rash appears after twenty minutes, stops itching, and the next day it appears like little purple specs. Any ideas? It drives me crazy and I can't pinpoint a food. I haven't tracked as well as I should because my primary brushed it off a few years ago. I think it will happen a few times in a month and then go away for a month or two.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/pRhmKSkDr1lw4KVm2

https://photos.app.goo.gl/jtzlJjlG5HLzD9mc2

10LymeB
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   Posted 3/30/2018 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
All rashes are a histamine reaction. Several things you can do:

1. Histamine Scavenger has been helping people -I have not tried it, but have ordered it
2. Nettle tea
3. Cool packs on the rashes
4. Quercetin
5. Drink lots of water
6. Oatmeal baths are soothing

I don't like repressing histamine with OTC meds, better to help your body flush them out.
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Girlie
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   Posted 3/31/2018 12:13 AM (GMT -6)   
It could be representative of one of the infections - could it be petechiae (Babesia)?
Moderator, Lyme Forum
Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

Kalymika
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   Posted 3/31/2018 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a lot of symptoms of babesia but serology was negative. I do have Bartonella with positive serology and current stretch marks rashes also. Today the above rash it looks like petechiae.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/9cGnRiw5ydaw5Btf1

https://photos.app.goo.gl/piTZnVIymItTFSxG2


My Bartonella rashes

https://photos.app.goo.gl/VYtCzZu8Lmw6ixvy1
They are also all over my abdomen.

Maybe it's part of the Bart and it just manifests different on my lower body because I have no stretch marks on my legs at all.

I do understand that rashes are a histamine reaction and I also understand that in the case of bacterial and other infections it's a histamine response from mast cell activation. It's not related to food and I haven't changed laundry soap, other products, don't wear makeup or even leave my house much, so I can't figure out anything else it could be other than part of this Lyme mess. I'll show my ID this week also. Just looking for clues.

Mrseaglea
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   Posted 3/31/2018 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I had that exact same rash/itching on my inner thighs 3 inches above my knee back in February. I really believe it’s bartonella. In Dec/Jan I had to back off treatment due to elevated liver enzymes. When I resumed the full protocol of biaxin, Bactrim DS & mino this rash appeared a week later. It itched worse at night & I would take benedryl & put an ice pack on it to calm it down so I could sleep. The itching stopped after 3 says & then the ‘rash’ cleared. To me the rash looks more like tiny bruises under the skin. Very weird. It hasn’t returned.

Girlie
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   Posted 3/31/2018 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Kalymika said...
I have a lot of symptoms of babesia but serology was negative. I do have Bartonella with positive serology and current stretch marks rashes also. Today the above rash it looks like petechiae.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/9cGnRiw5ydaw5Btf1

https://photos.app.goo.gl/piTZnVIymItTFSxG2


My Bartonella rashes

https://photos.app.goo.gl/VYtCzZu8Lmw6ixvy1
They are also all over my abdomen.

Maybe it's part of the Bart and it just manifests different on my lower body because I have no stretch marks on my legs at all.

I do understand that rashes are a histamine reaction and I also understand that in the case of bacterial and other infections it's a histamine response from mast cell activation. It's not related to food and I haven't changed laundry soap, other products, don't wear makeup or even leave my house much, so I can't figure out anything else it could be other than part of this Lyme mess. I'll show my ID this week also. Just looking for clues.


Don't put any stock into a negative babesia test result.

Dr. J treats all three B's and likes to get rid of Babs first.

So, just keep in mind, you could have Babesia PLUS Bartonella.
Moderator, Lyme Forum
Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi
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