A 72-year-old female asked:
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had tick pulled out 3 weeks ago but now there is a lump and itches. should i be concerned? treatment?

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Dr. Charles Glassman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Tick: Generally the rash from lyme (erythema migrans) does not itch and is not raised. What could cause a bump and itch is if part of the tick was left in and is causing an inflammatory reaction or your body is mounting a local allergic reaction to the body part. I would check to make sure some to the tick was not left behind. Should also have blood work for lyme anyway.
Answered on Jun 16, 2013

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