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How long for a tick bite to heal

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
FEW DAYS TO WEEKS: It depends if tick was removed completely or some parts were left under the skin and if the tick were crrier of lyme disease, which can cause rash whi... Read More
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Tick bite: It should take 1-2 weeks for it to heal completely. If it develops a ring around it, see your doctor immediately because that can be a sign of lyme d... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 72 years experience
TICK BITE HEALING: Healing time for tick bites depends on the type of tick. There is a tick that causes lyme disease; one that causes rocky mountain spotted fever; anoth... Read More
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: As long as no infectious agent has been transmitted, the possible local reaction that can occur with any insect bite usually improves after 72 hours. ... Read More
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
SImple means: When our protective skin is injured/opened, then the delicate internal environment is exposed to the harsh external environment. Covering it with a cl... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: Sounds like you need to see doctor for an exam to make certain nothing else is going on.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Needs to be seen: One would worry with any redness or pain at tick bite site about Lyme disease which requires antibiotics. I don't quite understand why you would have ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
A Verified Doctoranswered
21 years experience
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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Tick bite: Ice and Hydrocortisone cream work well. If you are certain it's a tick, you should visit your doctor because you can get a disease from ticks called ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
"bull's eye": Typically round, red, with central paleness (like a bull's eye).
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
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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