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A 41-year-old member asked:

Tick bite rash lasts how long?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tick bite: A tick-bite granuloma usually develops days or months after the bite and can take months to years to resolve. his might be caused by fragments of the tick still in your skin or might just have been a reaction to the tick’s saliva. Itching is not uncommon. Bacteria and parasites can often co-occur with ticks.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

How long do tick bite rashes last?

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Dr. Keith Ramsey
Adolescent Medicine 36 years experience
Up to you: If you are allergic to the bites, then they will itch for weeks. If you scratch them, they will itch until you quit scratching them. They can cause hard bumps called nodules if you continue to rub or scratch. Also, are the fleas still around? Other bites can look like flea bites and last a long time, such as scabies and other mites. Hydrocortisone cream and oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help the itch.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How long until rash from tick bite goes away?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See below: Depends on the type of rash and illness associated with the rash. More information is needed here. Lyme disease present differently from rocky mountain spotted fever or erlichiosis, babesiosis, etc.
A member asked:

How long after a tick bite would it take for her to develop a rash?

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Dr. Alan Greene
Dr. Alan Greeneanswered
Pediatrics 34 years experience
3-28 days: A tick bite can transmit the organism that causes lyme, which can lead to a characteristic circular rash around the tick bite, beginning a few days to a few weeks after the exposure. Early treatment of Lyme disease with antibiotics is important to prevent complications of late Lyme disease.
A 26-year-old member asked:

Why is there a rash around a tick bite?

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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Depends: A rash that occurs immediately after a tick bite is usually inflammation from the bite itself, or the tick burying in your skin, much like a splinter is irritating to the skin. A rash that occurs several days after a bite and especially with fever, chills, joint aches, or headache is much more concerning for lyme disease. If you have any doubts about a tick bite, see a doctor.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Rash from a tick bite, how should I treat it?

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Dr. Keith Ramsey
Adolescent Medicine 36 years experience
Be seen: Have a doctor check it. It may need antibiotics.

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