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NYVegasMom
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   Posted 4/13/2018 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,

I was diagnosed 2 weeks ago with Bart and at that time I had a red, bumpy rash all over my chest that my doctor said was from the Bartonella. It isn't streaked, just red and bumpy. But now it's spreading onto my face, which is very disconcerting. Especially since I've been on Doxycycline for almost 2 weeks. Is this normal? Is there anything I should do to help this rash that any of you know of? Thanks for any input...

WalkingbyFaith
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   Posted 4/13/2018 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know. I have streaks on my abdomen and stretch marks on my thighs.

Do you have fever? There are other infections called spotted fevers that cause rashes, too.

Girlie
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   Posted 4/13/2018 11:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had several different rashes appear over the past few years since treating the infections.


They are all different: One was a blotchy rash on my back. Another one was little spots on the top of my right foot - but under the skin.
Another one was on my upper abdomen....

It's hard to know if it's always from the infection or if it's a reaction to the antibiotics.
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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

Mark FW
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   Posted 4/14/2018 6:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I also have the red bumpy version of the Bart rash. Mostly on my chest but a few on my legs. Or at least my LLMD stated it was a Bart rash.

It does seem to be getting a little worse but not spreading to my face ,, yet that iis.

However I'm on Cowden protocol and still 2 weeks away on hitting it with abx.

goshawk
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   Posted 4/14/2018 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you tried putting organic coconut oil on the rash on chest first and see if it helps.

Is your Md an Lyme literate Md and are they going to give you a different abx for Bart. l believe there are other abx's they use to treat bart.

moon61
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   Posted 4/14/2018 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I've never had the red bumpy version mine we're always the streaks, long a cat scratch

NYVegasMom
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   Posted 4/14/2018 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Goshawk, yes I believe my doctor is an LLMD, as his office is recommended on the lymedisease.org website. I have only seen the nurse practitioner so far though, and she thinks my WB will come back showing Lyme, so she said this abx would treat both. I'm very new to this, and I actually feel worse after these two weeks on the doxy, so when I go this Tuesday for my WB results I'm going to talk to her about it. Also yes, I actually use coconut oil twice a day as a moisturizer anyway. It helps everything, but not this sadly.

Girlie
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   Posted 4/14/2018 8:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Doxy may be effective treating an early bart infection - but not a chronic infection especially if you’ve got other coinfections.
Your LLMD is probably just starting with doxy and will add to it or change it down the road.
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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