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if the tick that bit you hurt even before you pulled it off do you need to see a doctor

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
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Absolutely: because of the possibility of your getting Lyme disease , caused by bacteria transmitted by ticks. You may need diagnostic tests and antibiotics. Pl ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Ferguson
37 years experience Family Medicine
Tick Bite: Definitely see your doctor for follow-up. CDC recommends two-step testing. First step: EIA (enzyme immunoassay). If the EIA is negative, no further t ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Review : Review the symptoms of Lyme disease and discuss prophylactic doses of antibiotics with your physician.
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: How long might the tick have been present? Data shows they must feed for about a day before they transmit the Lime factor. Are there other tick borne ... Read More
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Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
39 years experience Pharmacology
YES PLEASE DO!: Yes, a tick bite can lead to lime disease which can be vey debilitating - but can be treated preventatively with doxycyline and other meds. Please se ... Read More
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Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
24 years experience Pediatrics
Tick bite: I have many patients with the same. Typically, it is granulomatous tissue left over from the immunological response when the body recognized the sali ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Drescher
48 years experience Psychiatry
No: Not only is there nothing available, treatment of a tick bite requires rapid treatment to prevent complications. Go to a physician or urgent care cen ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Prob not: Make sure you pulled the head of the tick out of the skin and ask you doc next steps. You can treat ahead of any symptoms and skin changes or just wai ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Lyme disease: If testing is truly negative then no reason to treat.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Likely: It all depends on how long the Tick was attached and if the rash was typical for erythema marginatum. Typically if there is strong suspicion for tick ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Please do not apply anything on the rash since it may mask the typical appearance of Lyme's. Do see your doctor.
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