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What is the difference between a tick bite and a mosquito bite

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
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
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
The sequele: A tick bite can potentially cause lyme disease, a mosquito can potentially casue west nile virus. They transmit different diseases. (this doesn't mean... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Dz transmission: Both have potential to transmit infectious diseases.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 23 years experience
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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Zachary
Wilderness Medicine 25 years experience
Limited space: Though spider, tick or mosquito bites can sometimes cause infection, the vast majority of them will not. A limited local inflammatory response can be ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Zachary
Wilderness Medicine 25 years experience
Ticks are attached: More often than not, if it's a tick, it'll be attached to you. Otherwise it would be difficult to tell. Both tick bites and bites from other arthropod... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Hives last < 1 day: Hives & insect bites itch but otherwise are very different. Bites last for days. A hive fades away in hours although it may be replaced by other hives... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aveshen Govender
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Similar : Symptoms are very similar and may be difficult to differentiate. History and clinical tests are more helpful to distinguish
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Bite v hives: Hives usually resolve within hours without a trace, bites dont.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Blood test: Call your physician or go to an urgent care clinic for examination and the tests will be ordered.

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