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If after a tick bites you and there is a little red bump that itches sometimes, is that okay?

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Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
Dermatology 44 years experience
Usually OK: Foreign proteins from the tick's saliva can cause a mild allergic reaction, resulting in an itchy bump, a tick bite granuloma, that may take a month to flatten. This is not the rash of lyme disease, and is not a cause for worry. There are prescription creams that can flatten this bump faster.

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