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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Often not: Have you developed a rash in the area? Redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, warmth, or drainage? Any generalized body symptoms?

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A 52-year-old male asked:
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Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not on this forum: However a virtual consult after registering with HealthTap would help, that way you can attach a photo, have a video, audio or text chat with a doctor ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Megan Debell
18 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor: Tick bites can cause Lyme disease and early treatment is important. See a doctor and ask about doxycycline. The classic rash is target shaped with a ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Tick bite: Ticks are insects that need to suck blood to survive - to do that they can puncture through the skin, and if it's a sensitive area, there could be som ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: This type of rash is also known as erythema migrans, and could be a sign of Lyme disease, especially if you live in the northeastern U.S. Your child n ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes and no. : If you are thinking lyme disease not likely but you could have cellulitis brewing. Watch for fewer and redness from the center
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection: The presence of the sore throat amongst the other symptoms favors a viral upper respiratory tract infection. A head cold and/or mild cough may ensue. ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
8 years experience 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience 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

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