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if a tick bite bleed what does it mean

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Helfand
36 years experience Pediatrics
Tick bite: The most important thing about tick bites is that you want to remove the tick including the head without squeezing the blood back into your body. It ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Tick Bite: Ticks are the leading carriers (vectors) of diseases to humans in the United States, second only to mosquitoes worldwide. It is not the tick bite but ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Medical evaluation: May help to shed light on this (especially if recurrent). Causes of rectal bleeding can include: internal or external hemorrhoids, anal fissure, poly ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience Rheumatology
No: The bulls eye lesion clooks just like it says - a bullseye- central redness then a rim of clearing then a larger rim of redness. Just like a bulls eye ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
Dental?!? : Ticks don't have teeth! a "bruise" around a tick "bite" could be the initial inflammatory reaction from a deer tick that is infected with lyme disease ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes.: Very suspicious for lyme disease. See your dr right away.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends on location : In the southeastern usa, a similar rash can occur following the bite of the lone star tick called southern tick associated tick illness or stari. Prog ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
ANYBODY'S guess: Do I have a vampire bite? Did you find a tick embedded in your skin? Do you have some sort of sore on your skin which you neglected to describe?
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience Travel Medicine
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.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Often not: Have you developed a rash in the area? Redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, warmth, or drainage? Any generalized body symptoms?

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