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How long should it take for a tick bite to heal?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
FEW DAYS TO WEEKS: It depends if tick was removed completely or some parts were left under the skin and if the tick were crrier of lyme disease, which can cause rash which may last linger. If part of tick was left under the skin it gives a forign body reaction and it may take longer to heal.
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 24 years experience
Tick bite: It should take 1-2 weeks for it to heal completely. If it develops a ring around it, see your doctor immediately because that can be a sign of lyme disease.

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