Again, apologies that posting has been a little slow of late.
I still have some Scotland excursions to write up and some thoughts on yet another footwear option, which I have been having some success with.
All that must wait, though, as I continue to be worried by the tick bite I picked up at the end of the Highland trip.
After seemingly getting worse, I went to the doctors to put my mind at ease more than anything. Somewhat frustratingly, the doctor admitted that he didn’t know too much about tick bites and quickly shook the Internet to see if anything helpful fell out (he used Google, would you believe?)
Taking a look at the location of the bite, he was pretty sure that the it was not displaying the spreading ring pattern or ‘bullseye’ characteristics that suggest nasty infection, namely Lyme Disease. He gave a scrip for Fucidin cream to help clean up the tick bite site, as I did have a localised infection.
Over a fortnight after finding the tick, I still have a large mark resembling a nasty bruise where the tiny critter munched down on me, and the cream does not appear to be helping.
Despite feeling in pretty good health, I fear I will be going back for a second opinion…