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Is there a visual difference between tick and mosquito bites

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
22 years experience Bariatrics
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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood test: Call your physician or go to an urgent care clinic for examination and the tests will be ordered.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Dz transmission: Both have potential to transmit infectious diseases.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
29 years experience Family Medicine
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
42 years experience Family Medicine
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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
38 years experience Pulmonology
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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
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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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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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