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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
46 years experience Family Medicine
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
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
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

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
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
25 years experience Pediatrics
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
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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
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
12 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cheng
26 years experience Family Medicine
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
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Possibly: Ticks can carry numerous diseases, including rocky mountain spotted fever, lyme disease, borrelia infections, and others. If you develop other symptom ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
21 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
43 years experience Dermatology
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 male asked:
Dr. Dominic Mazzocchi
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Itchy: Living in New Jersey have been bitten by many ticks I had one bite that itch for over a year research revealed that some patient are allergic to the s ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
43 years experience Dermatology
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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