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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 36 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
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 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 19 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Dz transmission: Both have potential to transmit infectious diseases.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Zachary
26 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 45 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
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 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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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Infected insect bite: If you have swelling, tenderness or enlargement of insect bites, they may be infected. You should seek medical attention as such infection can potent... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Redlin
Family Medicine 44 years experience
You : You should see a physician to get the tick carefully removed. Some ticks are capable of transmitting disease, including lyme disease. The tick can b... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
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Pulmonology 40 years experience
Absolutely: because of the possibility of your getting Lyme disease , caused by bacteria transmitted by ticks. You may need diagnostic tests and antibiotics. Pl... Read More
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