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how long should it take for a tick bite to heal

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
23 years experience Dermatology
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
70 years experience Dermatology
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
24 years experience Pediatrics
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
35 years experience Wound care
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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
Days to months: It takes just days for a bite from the deer tick to result in sin lesions, but weeks to months to develop arthritis or neurological disorders.
A 43-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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tick bite: A tick-bite granuloma usually develops days or months after the bite and can take months to years to resolve. his might be caused by fragments of the ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
42 years experience Dermatology
It depends: If no tick body parts are stuck under the skin, the itch usually is gone in under a week. If the head broke off, under the skin, and is not removed, t ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Up to you: If you are allergic to the bites, then they will itch for weeks. If you scratch them, they will itch until you quit scratching them. They can cause ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Depends on the type of rash and illness associated with the rash. More information is needed here. Lyme disease present differently from rocky mount ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Sounds like you need to see doctor for an exam to make certain nothing else is going on.
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