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A 36-year-old member asked:

How long until rash from tick bite goes away?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 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.

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A member asked:

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

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Greene
Dr. Alan Greeneanswered
Pediatrics 35 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 41-year-old member asked:

Tick bite rash lasts how long?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 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.
A 26-year-old member asked:

Why is there a rash around a tick bite?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 22 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?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Keith Ramsey
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine 37 years experience
Be seen: Have a doctor check it. It may need antibiotics.

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10 days after tick bite. Bite healed but around it is a rash and is very red.
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