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A 19-year-old member asked:

Bit by a tick on back of head a week ago, no rash, sore neck, swollen lymph nodes, flu like symptoms, soreness only getting worse. should i go to er?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Primary Dr can check: On the west coast, the western black-legged tick can bite humans, and can cause lyme disease, after feeding for 24-48 hours. A lab can test such a tick for lyme disease bacteria. The doctor may treat with antibiotics if the lab finds lyme bacteria, if the bite site has a bull's-eye rash, or if there are other worries... Such as a lot of irritation and maybe a skin infection at the bite site.
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 20 years experience
Great collaboration. wishing you'all the very best.
May 8, 2012
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
No: You should see your health care provider on a non-urgent basis if there is any concern. This is not a problem for the emergency room.
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Last updated Oct 9, 2017


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