A 36-year-old member asked:
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how long does it take for tick bite to actually cause lyme disease?

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Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
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.
Answered on Jul 18, 2018
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Days to weeks to: months.
Answered on May 2, 2016

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Within a few days: The rash starts very soon after the tick bite and expands over the next few days.
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Dr. Indu Lal answered
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May work: Insect repellent may work to ward off some insects. However ticks are little different. They can reach your body thru different means. You may have th ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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About 12 hours: The tick needs to be attached to you for about 12 hours before you are infected.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Let me help: A small, red bump may appear at the site of the tick bite. This small bump is normal after a tick bite and doesn't indicate lyme disease. However, ove ... Read More
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