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Will a tick bite kill you?

Will a tick bite kill you?

Yes, BUT.: The bite of a tick itself won't kill you; an uninfected tick can't transmit disease. Almost all tick-borne illnesses are treatable with antibiotics if caught in time or treated shortly after the bite. Be vigilant about insect repellant (the CDC has good suggestions) and tick checks to minimize harm. ...Read more

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Tick Bite (Definition)

A skin lesion caused by a tick that attaches to the skin and feeds on blood. Usually painless, a tick bite can lead to a local allergic reaction, or transmit diseases such as lyme, rocky mountain spotted fever, typhus, relapsing fever, ...Read more


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Will a tick bite give you hiv?

Will a tick bite give you hiv?

No: Hiv is transmitted through intimate contact with an HIV infected person and it also can be transmitted to babies that are born to mothers who are HIV positive. Before universal screening procedures in place for over 25 years, HIV could be transmitted through a blood transfusion. ...Read more

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How do you cure a tick bite?

How do you cure a tick bite?

Depends : This depends of the nature of the bite and the possible tick-borne illness that may have been transmitted. For most tick illnesses, Doxycycline is the standard but for kids, with lyme disease, Amoxicillin is used. ...Read more

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Can a tick bite make a man sterile?

Can a tick bite make a man sterile?

No: Tick bites and tick-borne infectious diseases are not known to cause male sterility, even if one gets bitten on the penis or scrotum. ...Read more

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What will happen if a tick bites you on a new tattoo?

What will happen if a tick bites you on a new tattoo?

It may be more: difficult to see skin reaction to bite - such as erythema. ...Read more

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How do you get a bug bite reaction?

How do you get a bug bite reaction?

See below: Bug bites can cause what is referred to as a "local reaction" which includes redness, swelling, warmth and itch. This usually is the reaction that our bodies have to the saliva or other minor venom-like components in a bite. We release histamine which causes vessels to become "leaky" and fluid leaks from them along with some red blood cells - thus you get swelling, redness, warmth and itch. ...Read more

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How do you treat a tick bite?

Doxycycline: A single dose 200mg Doxycycline or Minocycline within 2 days will prevent lyme disease. If not a dear tick or if removed before it begins feeding (1-2 days) there will also be no lyme. I give people a supply of med so they can use it if an embedded tick is discovered. ...Read more

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Can you die from a flea bite?

Can you die from a flea bite?

Only if the flea: Carried a serious pathogen. Fleas can carry tapeworms ; murine typhus. In some parts of the world to include the southwestern United States they can carry a bacteria called yersinia pestis which can cause bubonic plague. ...Read more

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What can you put on a tick bite?

What can you put on a tick bite?

Tick bite: Ice and Hydrocortisone cream work well. If you are certain it's a tick, you should visit your doctor because you can get a disease from ticks called lyme's disease which is very easy to treat right after a tick bite but nearly impossible to get rid of in later stages. ...Read more

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If a dog with rabies bites you how long should it take just for the bite to show a sign of an infection?

If a dog with rabies bites you how long should it take just for the bite to show a sign of an infection?

Don't wait: If suspected at all, get to an er asap for treatment. Rabies is historically almost always fatal! ...Read more

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How can I avoid a tick bite?

How can I avoid a tick bite?

Protect ur self: Repellants w/deet, treatments to clothes and gear with permethrin, and physically denying access with tucked in pants / long-closed sleeves, etc., all encourage ticks to find someone else to munch on. ...Read more

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How big is a tick bite that can cause Lyme disease? I have a bite, but am not sure if it’s from a tick. What do tick bites look like?

How big is a tick bite that can cause Lyme disease? I have a bite, but am not sure if it’s from a tick. What do tick bites look like?

Let me help: A small, red bump may appear at the site of the tick bite. This small bump is normal after a tick bite and doesn't indicate lyme disease. However, over the next few days, the redness may expand forming a rash in a bull's-eye pattern, with a red outer ring surrounding a clear area. ...Read more

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Can you die from a spider bite?

Can you die from a spider bite?

Most spiders are : Harmless. Although deaths are not frequent w most venomous spider bites in the us- the most common reason would be an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Will a tick bite affect eyesight?

Will a tick bite affect eyesight?

Very rarely: There are many infections which can result from a tick bite. In the USA, lyme disease is by far the most common tick associated infection. There have been a variety of different eye complaints that lyme disease patients have reported. The medical science behind eye disease and lyme disease is very poorly understood. Several physicians would be needed to confirm a case of lyme related eye disease. ...Read more

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How long after a tick bite would you start to see symptoms of Lyme disease?

How long after a tick bite would you start to see symptoms of Lyme disease?

1-2 weeks: If the tick was carrying the bacteria borrelia burgdorferi and the bacteria was transmitted via the bite then most individuals will develop a flu like illness with fevers and muscle pains within a week or two. About half will also develop a bullseye rash at the site of the bite. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell if you got flea bites or tick bites?

What can you do to tell if you got flea bites or tick bites?

Location, location: You are more likely to have a tick bite if your are spending time in forested areas. Flea bites tend to occur closer to home or at the ocean. Some fleas will infest lawns and homes if pest do not have proper flea control. Here are two helpful websites from the centers for disease control and epa ticks: http://www.Cdc.Gov/ticks/ fleas: http://www.Epa.Gov/pesticides/factsheets/flea-tick.Htm. ...Read more

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Can someone die from a tick bite?

Can someone die from a tick bite?

No: The bite of a tick is not fatal. Ticks can transmit diseases which can be serous or fatal but the bite itself is not fatal. ...Read more

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After antibiotics are taken what will happen to a tick bite?

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After antibiotics are taken what will happen to a tick bite?

Prevent Lyme disease: Antibiotics are sometimes taken after at tick bite if there is a high risk that the tick was the species of tick that is known to carry lyme disease. The antibiotics provide an early treatment of the potential lyme disease carried by the tick bite, since lyme disease in its early, most treatable stages can often be difficult to detect. ...Read more

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