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White ring around tick bite

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Dr. Douglas Mund
Rheumatology 46 years experience
No: The bulls eye lesion clooks just like it says - a bullseye- central redness then a rim of clearing then a larger rim of redness. Just like a bulls eye... Read More

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: Only deer ticks carry the lyme organism, wood ticks do not. Not all deer ticks are infected. The characteristic rash is sometimes easy to miss.
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Have you been...: Retested for lyme borreliosis after that original test? What strange symptoms have you had? Do you live in an area where lyme is endemic?
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erin Robertson
General Practice 19 years experience
YES!!!: Sounds like a classic lesion. If your healthcare provider agrees, s/he will want to start you on an antibiotic regimen immediately. Regimen will vary ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to see doctor: In case you are concerned about Lyme disease, it would be prudent to see your doctor at your earliest. The local antibiotic will not help in controlli... Read More
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Dr. Marius Frasie
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
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 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Second Look: Since you already had rickettsial test, I presume you have evaluation without any clear answers. Depending on location consider an Infectious Disease,... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
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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