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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
2-3 days: 2-3 days.

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience in Dermatology
Sounds like it: It does sound like you have lyme disease. I recommend seeing a doctor so they can make a proper diagnosis and help you from there.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Lyme: 0.32/100,000 Is the incidence of lyme disease in the UK. I would be seen if you identify a dear tick or if you would develop the characteristic bulls ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Lyme disease: If testing is truly negative then no reason to treat.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Chiggers in North: America are not disease vectors to humans.
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A 82-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
See below: http://www.nhls.ac.za/?page=alerts&id=5&rid=468 Please consult this site for information on this topic. Common symptoms are fever, headache, ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Dz transmission: Both have potential to transmit infectious diseases.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Deer ticks - Ixodes: Certain ticks are associated with certain diseases. For Lyme disease, classically the 'deer tick' is described- Ixodes scapularis. Deer ticks go throu ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience in Family Medicine
Usually not: In some areas of the world they may carry infection. Leishmaniasis is carried by a sand flea, but in this county i think you are pretty safe. Mostly ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Chigger vs Mosquito: Chigger's bites often have a small red in the center of a welt & occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, beltline, backs of kn ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Only certain species of ticks, specifically ixodes, are generally thought to transmit the bacteria which causes lyme disease and not all of those tick ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Fein
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: And make U sick: Not only do lone star ticks transmit lyme disease, they do so faster than other ticks, according to stuff that I have read. I learned that ticks usua ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Sometimes: Some tick bites can cause that reaction.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience in Pediatrics
No, a tick bite: first appears as a small red spot, not necessarily raised. Sometimes there is no mark at all. If the tick had to be removed, there may be more of a r ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Lime disease is caused by a bacteria that is spread by infected ticks. That tick must attach and feed on a person long enough that the germ is passed ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Possibly.: Properly used, it will certainly make infection much less likely.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Larvae don't bite: Flea larvae survive on eating digested blood from adult flea feces, dead skin, hair, feathers, and organic debris found in carpet, rugs, fabric on fur ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
19 years experience in Pediatrics
Chiggers vs bed bugs: Chiggers are tiny, six-legged wingless organisms (larvae) that grow up to become a type of mite. Chiggers are found in tall grass and weeds. Their bit ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Depends: Lyme disease, rocky mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, tularemia, babesiosis, colorado tick fever, anaplasmosis, q fever, etc. It depends upon wher ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not usually: Poison ivy tends to involved a much large area of the skin than a mosquito bite. The blisters may not appear until 1 to 3 days later after contact. M ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
19 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: Flea bites result in red spots surrounded by reddened haloes. They are extremely itchy and cause great discomfort. Fleas often target the legs and fee ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
See doc: If the bite is truly infected, it will need to be seen and treated. Do this asap.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Any that...: ...Contain deet, at this time deet is the most effective repellent.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Lime disease: The deer tick, ixodes scapularis is best known for passing borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria known to cause both acute and chronic problems under th ... Read More
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