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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
ANYBODY'S guess: Do I have a vampire bite? Did you find a tick embedded in your skin? Do you have some sort of sore on your skin which you neglected to describe?
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
8 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Check with your dr: If you have the tick bring to your physician. Depending on where you live, treatment recommendations may or may not include antibiotics prophylactical ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience in Internal Medicine
Avoid contact: Try to avoid places where the likelyhood of encountering ticks is high ( wooden areas) if this is not feasible, wear long sleeves, avoid shorts when g ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Tick bite: After safe removal of tick, wash hands & wound with soap & hot water. Can relieve pain by use of ice pack. Garlic can be eaten or applied to wound to ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Tick bite: Before seeking medical attention, you should note the appearance and characteristics of the tick and remove it with fine tweezers, being careful not t ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: They vary in appearance, but often, the bite will often go unnoticed. If the tick was attached for less than 24-48 hours, the likelihood that you hav ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
"bull's eye": Typically round, red, with central paleness (like a bull's eye).
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
22 years experience in Pathology
Depends: After the tick is properly removed, wash the area with soap and apply a soothing ointment. If the wound is deep, an antibiotic ointment can be used. I ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
20 years experience in Infectious Disease
Very rarely: There are many infections which can result from a tick bite. In the USA, lyme disease is by far the most common tick associated infection. There have ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience in Travel Medicine
No: The bite of a tick is not fatal. Ticks can transmit diseases which can be serous or fatal but the bite itself is not fatal.

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