I have have a question about tick bites!
I was bitten by a tick over 3 weeks ago enjoying an outside film viewing. Did not think too much about in the beginning, but soon it got sour, had the typical colouring etc as a tick bite has, still some left and it has not healed completely! Had a variation of symptoms, but as we have been very busy renovating, worked very hard since moving here to Provence earlier this year + I already have some of the 'supposed possibly symptoms that can come with a tick bite' - as that is just me - I pushed it aside.
However, last Monday I went to see a local doctor, as I had a very bad persistent rash + my tick bike was still not OK! He purely concentrated on the medication I have been taking daily for hypertension for years, as you can get a rash with this, but I have never ever had a rash!
As he spent sooo much time on the computer, asking lots of questions, taking my blood pressure, which was fine I'm glad to say, I forgot all about the tick! So later the same day I decided to return to the surgery, as I thought, hang on a minute, we never discussed the tick bite, despite I had told him!
After having waited around or again, a very long time, he finally saw me again, walked right up to me, very much into 'my personal space' looked down at me, as if I was a complete idiot, and loudly said, 'ticks in Provence do not carry Lyme's Disease only in northern France'! Well, I didn't know that, as I have never been bitten by a tick before, and did not know there was a difference between northern and southern France - again he never bothered to mention this to me either!
Friends have today booked me in to see another doctor later this week! However, before going and not wasting the doctor's and my time as well as my money, I would love to hear from you people out and bout in France, if you know anything about the difference in tick bites in northern and southern France! Whether you know a little or a lot - will be much appreciated. :)