A 47-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

What is the difference between a tick bite and a mosquito bite?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Ticks stay on...: ...For a long time (hours to days). Their bites are painless and itchless, and easily missed, especially if covered by hair. Mosquitoes, of course, bite once, fly away, and cause itchy bites.
Answered on Sep 4, 2017
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
22 years experience in Bariatrics
Usually: There are various types of ticks however most "tick bites" are smaller and less noticeable than the raised and erythematous bites of a mosquito. In a ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Zachary
24 years experience in Wilderness Medicine
Limited space: Though spider, tick or mosquito bites can sometimes cause infection, the vast majority of them will not. A limited local inflammatory response can be ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Zachary
24 years experience in Wilderness Medicine
Ticks are attached: More often than not, if it's a tick, it'll be attached to you. Otherwise it would be difficult to tell. Both tick bites and bites from other arthropod ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Hives last < 1 day: Hives & insect bites itch but otherwise are very different. Bites last for days. A hive fades away in hours although it may be replaced by other hives ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month