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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 38 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 56 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

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 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 38 years experience
1to30 days: Usually one to thirty days, .
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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1-2 weeks: Usually about 1-2 weeks.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 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 14 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 25 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
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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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Rash, flu symptom: There are a number of tick borne illnesses. To get lyme disease you would first have to be bitten by an infected tick in an area of the country with ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 53 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

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