Lyme in mosquitoes
Christine

Calgary, Canada

#1 Jul 23, 2007
Do mosquitoes carry lyme disease?
I've looked in so many different places and every answer is different.
i got a mosquito bite and it got very large and very very itchy. the bump went down and it now looks like a bruise, i read that some lyme disease rashes look like bruises. Should i worry? or do mosquitos not carry it?
Josie Smith

Albuquerque, NM

#2 May 9, 2008
I was diagnosed with lyme disease after a year of testing. Doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong with me. I finally went to an alternative doctor who looked at my blood cells under a microsope and then he told me I had lyme. I never saw a tick bite or rash. He told me mosquitos carry lyme and that 75 percnet of testing for lyme in inacurrate. If you start getting symptoms keep searching and pushing the doc's to find out whats wrong.
deenie

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Feb 15, 2011
If you would even begin to suspect that you have Lyme, you must find a Lyme specialist.( www.LymeNet.org ) I would not even think of seeing an MD knowing what I now know. Lyme specialists know best how to test for, diagnose and treat it. Doctors dismiss the symptoms as stress and anxiety, they don't send the blood sample to the right lab, they don't believe you can have Lyme and still have negative test results, therefore, you would not be treated, they don't treat aggressively enough. Thousands of Lymies have learned this the hard and expensive way!
Borrelia

Provo, UT

#4 Feb 18, 2011
Mosquitos can carry Lyme. The reason they believe it is not passed by mosquitos frequently, if at all, is because the bacteria can only live in the gut of a mosquito for approximately two hours. So the window for a mosquito to pass Lyme to a human is a much shorter time than that of the tick. That being said, the fact is that there is still a two-hour window and, yes, it could definitely happen, but not much emphasis is being put on transmission via mosquito at this time due to that window. I believe one of the studies in regards to mosquitos and Lyme is a German study, but I you would have to do some research to find the study. I suggest researching PubMed at the National Institutes of Health for citations and studies.
patty

Henniker, NH

#5 Jul 25, 2012
I was living in Southern Calif for 46 years and we went camping etc.. to Yosemite and up into wooded areas near Mammoth. About 12 years ago I started feeling "off" and no doctor I ever saw would even think Lyme. After all you don't get this living in Calif--oh yes you do !!! So, after having moved here to New Hampshire 3 years ago(still took until April 2012 to find a LLMD), I now know what ails me. I took Doxy for a couple months from a different MD and it gave me a serious rash on my eye lids so I take Ammox, Biaxin and Hydrochlor along with herbs and vitamins. I have severe pain and swelling in my fingers mostly. I have other pain but not sure it is related---herniated discs and degeneration in neck. So far I don't see a lot of improvement but I do see some. I guess I need to be patient. Having had this for so long means I need to stay on the Rx for a long time. And I too had my thyroid removed before moving probably due to the Lyme. If I can get my fingers to stop hurting I can handle anything else since every thing else is minor probably due to a healthy diet and quality supplements.
Geisha

Springfield, NJ

#6 Jul 10, 2013
I suspect a mosquito bite for the bull's eye rash and other lyme symptoms (neck pain, more non-bull's eye rashes, headaches, back pain that drove me to the ER) I am treated for now. Blood test was positive too. MD didn't believe my suspicion one of the many mosquito bites I got caused the infection. I easily detected the 2 ticks (nymphs) that tried to settle down on me before on other areas due to the itching. At the time I got bit by many many mosquitos and my consequent swelling which then turned into the bull's eye rash, we haven't seen ticks for probably 2 months neither on us or our dogs. If anybody can locate this lyme-mosquito study, I'd love to see it. Thank you.
Christeena

Chesapeake, OH

#7 Jul 11, 2013
Christine wrote:
Do mosquitoes carry lyme disease?
I've looked in so many different places and every answer is different.
i got a mosquito bite and it got very large and very very itchy. the bump went down and it now looks like a bruise, i read that some lyme disease rashes look like bruises. Should i worry? or do mosquitos not carry it?
Yes, Mosquitos, fleas, and spiders can all carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease according 'to the CDC and the National Lymes Association. When in doubt seek medical advice. Always better to see your medical provider than put it off, become ill and wish you had gone earlier. It is well worth checking.
hula_girl1107

Vernal, UT

#8 Mar 2, 2016
Christeena wrote:
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Yes, Mosquitos, fleas, and spiders can all carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease according 'to the CDC and the National Lymes Association. When in doubt seek medical advice. Always better to see your medical provider than put it off, become ill and wish you had gone earlier. It is well worth checking.
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Im so confused... I was excited to find your Quote as I was searching for answers. But I actually went to "CDC and National Lymes Association" and this is an actual quote from them "•There is no credible evidence that Lyme disease can be transmitted through air, food, water, or from the bites of mosquitoes, flies, fleas, or lice." Sorry , I was just wondering myself how I contracted Lymes disease since I don't ever remember being bitten from a "Tick" before. So when I came across your comment I thought I had found my answer. Do you by chance have any other reason to believe that it could've been caused by a mosquito bite? I'd love to hear it.

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