A 36-year-old member asked:
How long does it take for tick bite to actually cause lyme disease?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology 69 years experience
Days to months: It takes just days for a bite from the deer tick to result in sin lesions, but weeks to months to develop arthritis or neurological disorders.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Which tick can cause Lyme Disease? Dog fleas?
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Infectious Disease 24 years experience
Deer ticks - Ixodes: Certain ticks are associated with certain diseases. For Lyme disease, classically the 'deer tick' is described- Ixodes scapularis. Deer ticks go through several stages in their life cycle-and the nymphs or younger ones can be extremely small-maybe as big as a pin head. The adults are easier to spot. Dog ticks are larger and are associated with different tick-borne diseases. Good to take precaution
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Does a second tick have to bite for Lyme disease to reoccur
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: Yes. Once lyme disease has been treated with the proper meds, the disease is cured. To get the disease again, another tick would have to bite and transmit the disease.
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 18, 2018
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