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can you die from a tick bite

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience Travel Medicine
No: The bite of a tick is not fatal. Ticks can transmit diseases which can be serous or fatal but the bite itself is not fatal.

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
ANYBODY'S guess: Do I have a vampire bite? Did you find a tick embedded in your skin? Do you have some sort of sore on your skin which you neglected to describe?
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Check with your dr: If you have the tick bring to your physician. Depending on where you live, treatment recommendations may or may not include antibiotics prophylactical ... Read More
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Depends : This depends of the nature of the bite and the possible tick-borne illness that may have been transmitted. For most tick illnesses, Doxycycline is th ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Avoid contact: Try to avoid places where the likelyhood of encountering ticks is high ( wooden areas) if this is not feasible, wear long sleeves, avoid shorts when g ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tick bite: After safe removal of tick, wash hands & wound with soap & hot water. Can relieve pain by use of ice pack. Garlic can be eaten or applied to wound to ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Tick bite: Before seeking medical attention, you should note the appearance and characteristics of the tick and remove it with fine tweezers, being careful not t ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: They vary in appearance, but often, the bite will often go unnoticed. If the tick was attached for less than 24-48 hours, the likelihood that you hav ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
22 years experience Pathology
Depends: After the tick is properly removed, wash the area with soap and apply a soothing ointment. If the wound is deep, an antibiotic ointment can be used. I ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
"bull's eye": Typically round, red, with central paleness (like a bull's eye).
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
20 years experience Infectious Disease
Very rarely: There are many infections which can result from a tick bite. In the USA, lyme disease is by far the most common tick associated infection. There have ... Read More
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