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Tick bite still itches months later

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Steroid: Rub in a steroid cream. You may have a tube for poison ivy. Otc Hydrocortisone 1% is weak but may be enough. Don't be afraid to rub in several times a... Read More
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See doc: It is possible that the actual tick bite site has become secondarily infected with skin bacteria and may need another type of antibiotic to cover this... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Test is not reliable: See your doc again and revisit the symptoms . The test may be negative at a high negative rate but still have the process. Would go over the symptoms ... Read More
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
What does the DR say: There are numerous reasons why you may have trouble with your knee. Have you seen a rheumatologist or orthopedic specialist? Itching is not a sign of ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Tick bite: Notify your physician. He/she may want to examine you or may be willing to call in a prescription for the appropriate dose of doxycycline. It is too l... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Lyme disease: The diagnosis of early Lyme disease can be made solely on clinical grounds if the characteristic erythema migrans lesion is present in a patient who l... Read More
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
It would be prudent to see your doctor to ascertain if you need prophylactic antibiotic treatment to ward off infection with Lyme disease. Wish you go... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cheng
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Creams: You can try otc cortisone cream. If that doesn't help you may need an prescription cream.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Possibly: Ticks can carry numerous diseases, including rocky mountain spotted fever, lyme disease, borrelia infections, and others. If you develop other symptom... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
The : The rash associated with lyme disease is called erythema migrans and it looks like a target or bulls-eye. It usually starts at the site of the tick b... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
It depends: If no tick body parts are stuck under the skin, the itch usually is gone in under a week. If the head broke off, under the skin, and is not removed, t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Usually OK: Foreign proteins from the tick's saliva can cause a mild allergic reaction, resulting in an itchy bump, a tick bite granuloma, that may take a month t... Read More
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