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how long after a tick bite do symptoms start

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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Dr. Alan Greene
33 years experience Pediatrics
3-28 days: A tick bite can transmit the organism that causes lyme, which can lead to a characteristic circular rash around the tick bite, beginning a few days to ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends on...: Which disease one is looking for. The first symptoms of spotted fever are fever and headache occurring a couple of days after the bite, the rash usua ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Very quickly: Within a matter of days
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Depends: Different spiders cause different reactions. For less toxic spider bite, which are the most common, it usually takes 7-10 days. To decrease pain and ... Read More
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience Travel Medicine
Few days - 8 months: Kala azar (leishmania) is caused a parasite which is spread by the bite of an infected sandfly. There are several forms of leishmania from different p ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Same day.: If you already have an allergy to dogs, you may get symptoms right away after you bring a dog or puppy into the house.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends: We don't have much information. In some areas of the country Lyme Disease can occur.In the US tick bites have potential for transmitting a number of d ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: ARS symptoms are variable in scope and timing. It is best to get tested if you have any doubt about being infected. Consult this site for image of HIV ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
2-4 weeks: Generally 2 to 4 weeks after exposure. Some cases have presented up to 3 months after exposure. Acute HIV symptoms include "flu like symptoms" such as ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
It could be up: to several weeks. If longer, see a Dr.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
It depends: If there is a lot of mast cell degranualtion with histamine release or a secondary infection you can have a problems for days to weeks.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
1st or 2nd dose: If you have had a treatment with the antibiotic at least once in the past, then an allergic reaction would usually happen on the first or second oral ... Read More
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Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Spider bite: Generally you can wait for several days or a week with an uncomplicated spider bite, by which time it will mostly have healed up. There is no specific ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Scabies: Scabies rash and itching can continue after treatment for even a few weeks.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on infection: There are multiple different agents that cause sexually transmitted infections and they have different features. Please consult this site for useful i ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Varies: 2-3 days is not uncommon; however, 5-7 days in the case of a severe infection.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Variable: Most people will not show symptoms in the first few months. If left untreated , the disease will keep on progressing until it kills you. It is rare ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Questell
8 years experience Family Medicine
Mono : Incubation period for mono is 4-8 weeks.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: It depends on the specific type of spider that caused the bite.
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