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How long after a tick bite do symptoms start

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Varies: Most tick-borne infections have an incubation period from a couple days up to 2-4 weeks, depending on the organism. The following site gives a chart d... Read More
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Varies: Depending upon the type of tick, the region of the country and the type of disease you may be concerned about the incubation period may be as long as ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
1-2 weeks: If the tick was carrying the bacteria borrelia burgdorferi and the bacteria was transmitted via the bite then most individuals will develop a flu like... Read More
Dr. Jerry Casale
Pediatrics 39 years experience
1to30 days: Usually one to thirty days, .
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Likely: It all depends on how long the Tick was attached and if the rash was typical for erythema marginatum. Typically if there is strong suspicion for tick ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
Dr. Leila Winganswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Days to Weeks: First symptoms of a tick bite, such as fatigue, malaise, fever, nausea can start anywhere from days to weeks after the tick bite. These symptoms may ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Depends: On the disease transmitted. There are many similar symptoms but there are also unique to the disease symptoms as well. Talk to your doctor about spe... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Tick bite: Yes, with all the tick-borne diseases possible. Best to have it looked at and consider prophylactic antibiotics, especially if acquired in a high prev... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Wash it....leave it.: 1. What sort of tick was it? You need to be concerned about deer tick bites and these are very small. Easy to miss. 2. Do you live in Lyme territory?... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Not per se: A tick bite by itself is not likely to cause lymph node enlargment, but infection transmitted through tick bite, e.g., lyme disease may cause swelling... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Review : Review the symptoms of Lyme disease and discuss prophylactic doses of antibiotics with your physician.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tedde Rinker
A Verified Doctoranswered
44 years experience
Appearance varies: A tick bite can be invisible after the tick detaches, or leave a red spot. When lyme is in the tick, often (but not always) a red rash spreads out in ... Read More
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