Cincinnati Children's Blog

Photo posted on Facebook helps mom diagnose son’s Lyme disease

Karen McGregor recognized the bull’s-eye looking rash on her son’s face as Lyme Disease after seeing a post about the disease on Facebook. Her one-year-old quickly received antibiotics to combat the infection and is recovering.

Dr. Robert Frenck Jr., interim medical director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Cincinnati Children’s, says the first and typically only sign of infection from Lyme disease is the bull’s-eye rash. A child who has one or more marks on his or her body should be seen by a doctor soon.

To find out the geographical areas where Lyme disease is most prevalent, go to Yahoo! Parenting.

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