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Is there a visual difference between tick and mosquito bites

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 23 years experience
Usually: There are various types of ticks however most "tick bites" are smaller and less noticeable than the raised and erythematous bites of a mosquito. In a... Read More
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Som?? sometimes: Usually there are multiple bites with mosquitos. A tick may still be attached at the bite site.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Ticks stay on...: ...For a long time (hours to days). Their bites are painless and itchless, and easily missed, especially if covered by hair. Mosquitoes, of course, bi... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
The sequele: A tick bite can potentially cause lyme disease, a mosquito can potentially casue west nile virus. They transmit different diseases. (this doesn't mean... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Blood test: Call your physician or go to an urgent care clinic for examination and the tests will be ordered.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Dz transmission: Both have potential to transmit infectious diseases.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Infected insect bite: If you have swelling, tenderness or enlargement of insect bites, they may be infected. You should seek medical attention as such infection can potent... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Redlin
Family Medicine 43 years experience
You : You should see a physician to get the tick carefully removed. Some ticks are capable of transmitting disease, including lyme disease. The tick can b... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Tick borne illnesses: include many things besides just Lyme. However, most often, a local reaction to a tick bite is simply inflammation; an expanding, red area of tender... Read More
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
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Don't be.: The story is not consistent with Lyme disease. The tick has to be attached for at least 12 hours to infect.
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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Only some: The obvious answer is that if you have seen or killed the bug itself. You can probably tell whether a spider has bitten you or not since the bite is u... Read More

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