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What to do about a tick bite with tick still there?

What to do about a tick bite with tick still there?

See below: Remove the tick carefully, clean the area, then watch for signs of tick-borne illnesses. If any occur, see your doctor. It usually takes about 2-3 days of attachment for the tick to transmit the disease it may carry. If it was on for less than that time, the likelihood of transmission is very low. ...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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Painful, swollen bump on back of leg (profile pic). Major swelling under skin. Bug bite? Spider? Tick? How should I go about treating it? Thanks!

Painful, swollen bump on back of leg (profile pic). Major swelling under skin. Bug bite? Spider? Tick? How should I go about treating it? Thanks!

See your doc: Consultants on this public site do not have access to profile uploads. To us you are a 29 yo female, period. Your description provides enough information that your issue deserves a consultation with your doc who can see the problem and review your history. Good luck. There is an affiliated site, Healthtap Prime, where an accepting physician could review your case, but that paid site differs ...Read more

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Can sand ticks bites be harmful?

Can sand ticks bites be harmful?

It could be: Some times those tics could cause what we call cutaneous leishmaniasis which a skin diease need treatment. ...Read more

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I've had 4 ticks bites but when got off they were not engorged should I be worried or needs meds lonestar tick would I have signs of illness?

I've had 4 ticks bites but when got off they were not engorged should I be worried or needs meds lonestar tick would I have signs of illness?

4 tick bites: Since there were so many and you may have inadvertently had others I would seek medical attention and get treated. In general, I treat people with tick bites because the sequela can be so significant. Would also check lyme titers in now and in 6 weeks(unbeknown to you, you may have had previous bites and have titers-most lyme I saw never knew they had a bite. F/u/ w/ doc w/in 24 hours ...Read more

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Do I have a tick bite?

Do I have a tick bite?

ANYBODY'S guess: Do I have a vampire bite? Did you find a tick embedded in your skin? Do you have some sort of sore on your skin which you neglected to describe? ...Read more

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How do you cure a tick bite?

How do you cure a tick bite?

Depends : This depends on 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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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 can I treat a tick bite?

How can I treat a tick bite?

Tick bite: After safe removal of tick, wash hands & wound with soap & hot water. Can relieve pain by use of ice pack. Garlic can be eaten or applied to wound to hasten healing. Tea tree oil relieves itching. Seek medical attention if you develop bullseye (red circle), rash, fever or emesis. Triamcinolone cream is sometimes prescribed to hasten healing. ...Read more

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How do you treat a tick bite?

How do you treat a tick bite?

Tick bite: Before seeking medical attention, you should note the appearance and characteristics of the tick and remove it with fine tweezers, being careful not to rupture the abdomen (if engorged). If bitten by a deer tick, your doctor will either observe and treat if symptoms/signs of disease develop or treat immediately with preventive antibiotics. ...Read more

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What does tick bite look like?

What does tick bite look like?

See below: They vary in appearance, but often, the bite will often go unnoticed. If the tick was attached for less than 24-48 hours, the likelihood that you have contracted a disease is almost zero (i never say never). But watch for signs like a rash at the tick bite site, headaches, fevers, muscle aches, chills, fatigue, malaise, nausea and vomiting. If these occur, see you doctor. ...Read more

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What does a tick bite look like?

Insect bite: Ticks are insects and leave bite marks. You may see head parts in the skin if not the whole body lodged in the skin. Initially, a tick bite could cause a small area of redness and swelling and bruising. The developing rash could be rounded and can extend outward in days to weeks and could indicate lyme disease. ...Read more

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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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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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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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What can be done for a tick bite?

What can be done for a tick bite?

Observation mostly: Watch the site for any rashes that may develop around the site or any symptoms that include: other generalized rashes, headaches, high fevers, joint pain, neck pain or stiffness, body aches, eye pain, swollen lymph nodes, disorientation, tremors or muscle jerking, sudden weakness or partial paralysis, loss of coordination, or coma. If any of these symptoms appear, seek immediate medical care. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a tick bite?

Visual ID: Unless you see the tick, there is nothing specific; however, there is a typical rash called erythema migrans that gives a clue that a tick may have been there. ...Read more

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What cause result from a tick bite?

What cause result from a tick bite?

Depends: On the disease transmitted. There are many similar symptoms but there are also unique to the disease symptoms as well. Talk to your doctor about specific disease symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do for tick bite that hurts?

What to do for tick bite that hurts?

Get seen: If the bite hurts (not just itch), that could be a sign of an infection. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What should one do after a tick bite?

What should one do after a tick bite?

Remove tick: Get tweezers, clean tweezer with antiseptic, grab tic as close to skin as possible and pull gently so as not to remove the head parts. Wash area with antiseptic soap. Keep tick to show dr. Most ticks do not carry dangerous diseases and you dr can log on to "up to date" and compare your tick to bad ones. ...Read more

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When do symptoms of a tick bite occur?

Tick Bites: Symptoms of tick bites vary quite widely. The ticks secrete a toxin which virtually numbs the site, making it very difficult to even tell if a tick bite has happened, or is happening. If a tick can be spotted, it should be removed by your doctor or other medical provider, gently, with a forceps, so that the head and mouth parts are extracted as well. See a doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a tick bite?

Often not: Have you developed a rash in the area? Redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, warmth, or drainage? Any generalized body symptoms? ...Read more

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What to do with a tick bite and the tick?

What to do with a tick bite and the tick?

See below: Remove the tick carefully, clean the area, then watch for signs of tick-borne illnesses. If any occur, see your doctor. It usually takes about 2-3 days of attachment for the tick to transmit the disease it may carry. If it was on for less than that time, the likelihood of transmission is very low. ...Read more

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If a tick bite bleeds, what does it mean?

If a tick bite bleeds, what does it mean?

Tick Bite: Ticks are the leading carriers (vectors) of diseases to humans in the United States, second only to mosquitoes worldwide. It is not the tick bite but the toxins, secretions, or organisms in the tick's saliva transmitted through the bite that causes disease. Ticks transmit disease if they are on you more than 24 hours. A bleeding bite can be a sign of infection. ...Read more

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How normal is it for a tick bite to itch?

How normal is it for a tick bite to itch?

Yes: Later, the bite site may develop itching, burning, redness, and rarely, localized intense pain (some soft tick bites) in some individuals. A few individuals may be sensitive or allergic to tick bites (tick saliva secretions) and develop rash, shortness of breath, swelling, numbness, or paralysis. However, the majority of individuals with tick bites develop no symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a tick bite like?

Depends: On the disease transmitted. There are many similar symptoms but there are also unique to the disease symptoms as well. Talk to your doctor about specific disease symptoms. ...Read more

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What does a tick bite look like on a human?

Tick bite: If the tick is actually biting when you see it, it will be a small brown or black bug attached by his legs and mouthparts to your body. Black text are about 4 mm across or bigger and deer ticks or brown ticks about 3 mm across. After biting, you may have a small growing red spot which itches somewhat for over subsequent days; you could actually develop a larger round spot. See a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What's the best thing to put on a tick bite?

See below: If itchy, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Hydrocortisone but if a rash is developing or other symptoms like fever, headaches, muscle or joint aches, chills, malaise, nausea or vomiting, then get seen by a physician asap. ...Read more

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How long should it take a tick bite to heal?

Tick bite: It should take 1-2 weeks for it to heal completely. If it develops a ring around it, see your doctor immediately because that can be a sign of lyme disease. ...Read more

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