A 48-year-old member asked:
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how long willit take for the "bulls eye" to come up to show you have lyme disease from a deer tick?

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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
3-30 days or never: A bulls-eye rash (erythema migrans) after a tick bite is considered a sure sign that one has been infected with lyme & appears 3-30 days after the bite (usually 3-7 days). However, half or more of those proven to have lyme do not recall this rash. One should therefore not wait to see if they develop this rash to seek preventive treatment. The sooner treatment is started after exposure the better!
Answered on Apr 2, 2017
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Almost immediately: It starts very soon after the tick bite and expands over the next few days.
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Don't be.: The story is not consistent with Lyme disease. The tick has to be attached for at least 12 hours to infect.
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