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how to tell the difference between allergic reaction to ticks and disease

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tick bite allergy: Hello, our immune system reacts typically after it has been exposed to a particular allergen or trigger in the past. After the first exposure, we acti ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Davidson
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Technically yes, but people who have an allergy to a tick bite are likely sensitive to any bites, i.e. Mosquito, sand fly, etc. Topical anti-inflammat ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Gels
36 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rash vs allergy: Reactions to foods, medications, insect (bee) stings often are generalized (all over), and usually are hives. Viruses and bacteria can trigger rashes ... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Pores: Heat rash is usually concetrated around the sweat gland pores. It can be red small scattered dots. Allergic reaction is more confluent amd perhaps sc ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Flea bites vs rash: Fleas only jump about knee high so the bites are usually below the knee and look like insect bites, firm red itchy-painful nodules, some may have pust ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rashy newborns: Most newborns are pretty rashy! they don't really get that beautiful baby skin for a couple of months, in many cases. It's pretty hard to tell what t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection: By "reaction" am assuming you mean inflammation. That can be due to infection or to many other factors, including reactions to medications, lotions, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
By proper testing: The lesions caused by either are usually different. Under any circumstances, the lesions need to be seen by a competent physician. Because the treatme ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Lots of Rashes: A rash or hives secondary to an allergic reaction is associated with a trigger like food or drug ingestion, bee sting, etc. Hives are acute, red, rais ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Moe
21 years experience Urgent Care
There are different : Impetigo is a golden colored rash resembling honey, while with poison ivy you get a bright red irritated rash.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Wu
21 years experience Ophthalmology
bug: Bug bites are often itchy or painful, and they are very red. They are located on exposed areas of skins. Acne may be painful, but not itchy and usua ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Systemic symptoms: It is common for the area around a tick bite to be inflamed & rarely the bite area can become infected. But ticks transmit many serious infections, in ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Hives: An allergic reaction is usually red bumpy, itchy, and splotchy. Sun burm is warm uncomfortable flat pink red and peeling. Use sun block when getting ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See Allergy: Local anesthetic allergy is very rare, some argue that it does not even exist. If there is a concern about a reaction to a local anesthetic agent see ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
19 years experience Allergy and Immunology
By where the rash is: Most eczema occurs on the face, inner elbows, behind the knees, on the wrists, hands, and ankles. It is usually dry, red, itchy. Scabies tends to oc ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bird mite vs bedbug: A bird mite bite may not cause a lesion or it may be very tiny & cause the feeling that something is crawling on the skin as well as severe itching. T ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
blisters: With poison ivy you have blisters.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sun burn includes: S rash w red skin ; possible blisters, fatigue, fevers, chills or headache. Polymorphous light eruption(pmle) ; it has sxs that were just described a ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Cold and allergies: Colds usually come with systemic symptoms of body aches and low grade fever. With allergies you generaly feel well except for your nasal symptoms.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Purkiss
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye doc: There are actually many reasons for red eyes other than pink eye and allergies. Some can be serious. I recommend you take your child to a pediatric op ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
This is difficult: This is hard to do without experience and training. Most insect bites are benign and will appear as red bumps, swollen, warm to the touch but not pai ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Gels
36 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Fungal forms: Good question. Specifically, allergic contact dermatitis can indeed look similar to tenia corporis. Also can resemble nummular eczema. Also, ringworm ... Read More

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