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kyra wrote at 2007-11-02 01:01:25
this sounds like Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.  I have a tick bite that WILL NOT heal and I ran into some information about that disease, and it sounds like your son has symptons of it.  It is really serious and if he does in fact have it, you need to get him treated NOW.  If not, it could lead to permenant brain damage or even death.

I am aware that I'm writing this several years later, but if you're reading this, and have the same symptoms as the boy, you need to go to the doctor.

Julie wrote at 2008-02-19 17:05:42
I had a tick "bite" (it did not attache) back in the summer about 6-months ago..It is on the top of my foot..and the sore still has not healed..It will seem to get better and almost go away..then it will start to itch like mad again and come back..  I started out with only one sore now there is three..I have not had any swolen glands like others..but I have read several stories on the Itchy sores that won"t go away even after a year after being bitten by a tick..maybe a Vet would have more info on tick bites.

Dan wrote at 2008-11-23 04:39:39
See an infectious disease specialist, the type who see people coming in from Africa with strange infectious diseases.

Obviously, your doctors are just using your son as a cash cow, and they haven't a clue what to do.

He doesn't have a rash, he has foreign material in his body.

acbaughm wrote at 2009-05-22 23:41:03

Please see this link. IT explains the possible sickness caused by a tick bite, see symptoms ie: ulcerations etc.

I believe this is most likely the cause of your son's discomfort.

Sue wrote at 2010-01-15 16:57:30
It's pretty obvious to me that this was or still is Lyme disease. The size of the tick is pretty telling.

kmg wrote at 2012-03-14 03:30:38
Now 8 years later I'm wondering if you ever found out what your son was suffering from?  My 2 1/2 year old has a lot of the same symtoms but wasn't bitten by a tick just some sort of bug.  The Dermotolgist diagnosed something but I can't remeber the name of it right now, I'm not totally convinced of his diognosis and came across your posting.  

Colleen wrote at 2013-05-28 03:07:09
Tick illness Lyme or co infection!!! Don't wait get him to a Lyme literate doctor ! Not to freak u out but my son and I almost died do to complications to a tick bite!  

veronica wrote at 2014-04-30 17:12:20
I was wondering if you ever found out what was wrong with your son. My daughter has the same symptoms (I found a tick inside the ulcer).


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