A member asked:

Does everyone become ill if bit by an infected tick?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Glen Elliott answered

Specializes in Child Psychiatry

No: Although ticks can be carriers for some really nasty diseases, many people who have tick bites suffer only from the bite itself.

Answered 9/28/2016


Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Not necessarily: In the case of lime disease it is estimated that the tick must be feeding on the body for many hours if not a whole day before the germ is passed in the process.The bite of any tick or insect can be secondarily infected by germs planted within a scratch at the site.

Answered 11/27/2017



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