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Are the symptoms indicating Lyme disease or Skeeter's syndrome?

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Published At September 19, 2018
Reviewed AtSeptember 22, 2018

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am concerned that my son may have Lyme disease or Skeeter's syndrome. I have several pictures of the area. Site description: Red, slightly swollen with blotches around. There is no bull's eye rash present at this time but from what I understand, this is not always present in Lyme disease cases. The areas surrounding the bites are much warmer than the rest of his skin. There are no blisters, pus, or discharge at this time. He has had a fever 102.2 F and has had a noticeable decrease in activity.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

It appears like Skeeters syndrome by the look of it (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I suggest you continue antiallergic (antihistaminic s) and use Lactocalamine lotion over the area and see if it subsides. It should in a day or two. Give him Tylenol as per body weight for fever and any pain. Give him plenty of fluids.

If he does not improve in 48 hours, it is prudent to take him to the hospital to be checked by a pediatrician or an infectious disease specialist. You would also wanna examine his body to see if there is any insect attached to him, any tick biting him, or to see if there are any other rashes and if any rashes appear in bull's eye form. Warning symptoms and signs to get alerted are drowsiness not improving, slurring of speech, weakness of facial muscles, high grade fever not responding to Tylenol.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N
Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Otolaryngology (E.N.T)

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