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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Davidson
18 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It depends...: ...On the tick. Deer ticks, for example, are often the carriers of the bacteria associated with lyme disease, a chronic and potentially debilitating c ... Read More
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Dr. Ryan Venis
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Bites no, disease ye: The bites themselves are no dangerous, save for local reactions or allergic reactions. However ticks can pass disease such as lyme disease.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
31 years experience Family Medicine
Small red bite: More pix here: http://www.Mudbog.Net/forum/attachments/f18/5026d1303262314-pets-tick-bug-season-tick-bite.Jpg.
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Dr. Joseph Bark
49 years experience Dermatology
Tick bite: If the tick is actually biting when you see it, it will be a small brown or black bug attached by his legs and mouthparts to your body. Black text are ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Tick granuloma?: You might have a tick-bite granuloma. It usually develops days or months after the bite and can take months to years to resolve. His might be caused ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Visual ID: Unless you see the tick , there is nothing specific; however, there is a typical rash called erythema migrans that gives a clue that a tick may hav ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Ticks typically inject a compound that renders the bite area numb so that the person it's feeding from, won't know it's there.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
26 years experience Family Medicine
Various: The obvious is the red target rash seen at location of tick bite. Other patients experience joint aches and or fatigue.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Removal: Careful removal of the tick, followed, if necessary, by a steroid cream or ointment to reduce the inflammation and itching. Would not use antibiotics ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Fangs: Because the evil little ticks sink their fangs as deep as they can into your skin to get to your blood. When the tick is pulled off they tear a tiny ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Annoying unless . . : Tick bites can be uncomfortable and sometimes itchy and create local bruising. Unless the tick is infected with lyme disease or someother infection, ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Bite can lead to LD: Tick bites may transmit a variety of illnesses if the tick has been infected with a germ that uses the tick as a carrier.Rocky mountain spotted fever, ... Read More
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