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how to tell if a tick bite is infected

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No different: There is no way to tell infected vs noninfected deer tick bites by merely looking at them. However, if you see the typical bulls-eye rash, think lyme ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
36 years experience Pediatrics
Call your physician: If you have a skin infection, you should be seen by your physician to be treated appropriately.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Rosin
47 years experience Internal Medicine
What is the source?: I you have an infection from the organism that ticks carry (babesia protozoa), you need much different treatment. If you have a secondary skin infect ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Possible: The pinsized dot may be a tick. Have her checked. The bullseye rash does not appear immediately. All the best.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: It is possible it is a reaction to one of the medications, the other possibilities are it is related to the infection you are being treated for, or th ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Wright
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Other symptoms: In lyme disease, there is usually a "bull's-eye" rash at the site of the tick bite, but this is often missed. Symptoms of more advanced lyme disease c ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very hard: Unless you see the tick attach to the skin, no tests exist that either identify tick bites or the type of tick once the tick dislodges from the host's ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me help you: This picture for a tick bite. A weal 1.A red, swollen mark left on flesh by a blow or pressure.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tick granuloma?: You might have a tick-bite granuloma. It usually develops days or months after the bite and can take months to years to resolve. His might be caused ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Bite v hives: Hives usually resolve within hours without a trace, bites dont.

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