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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not to worry: You can not get aid's from a mosquito. Take care. ...Read more
It may be more: difficult to see skin reaction to bite - such as erythema. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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