A 38-year-old member asked:
What is the difference between a tick bite and a mosquito bite?
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Pediatrics 35 years experience
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.
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Podiatry 28 years experience
The sequele: A tick bite can potentially cause lyme disease, a mosquito can potentially casue west nile virus. They transmit different diseases. (this doesn't mean you get the disease automatically if bitten.).
5.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 23, 2018
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