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Do ticks bury themselves beneath the skin or do they stay on the surface? I try to do tick checks several times a day, but i notice a bump under the skin that is red and inflamed and i'm concerned it might be a tick.

Do ticks bury themselves beneath the skin or do they stay on the surface? I try to do tick checks several times a day, but i notice a bump under the skin that is red and   inflamed and i'm concerned it might be a tick.

Chiggers : Chiggers (trombiculidae) are mites found in the midwest and southeast United States. Their bite can cause a red bump with intense itching. Chiggers don't bury themselves or lay eggs under the skin. They inject digestive enzymes and may remain attached to the skin for several days. They are very hard to see with the naked eye. ...Read more

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Tick bite continue to itch 4 mos after bite...took doxycillin immed after bite "just in case." No other symptoms, no evid of tick borne illnesses or cellulitis. Piece of tick still under the skin?

Tick bite continue to itch 4 mos after bite...took doxycillin immed after bite "just in case." No other symptoms, no evid of tick borne illnesses or cellulitis. Piece of tick still under the skin?

Good question.: No risk for tick borne illness here. Is there any type of rash at the wound site? An embedded part of the tick would fester a little under the skin and may become a little red and painful until the skin pushes it out or it's broken down. If you have been washing it over and over or scratching it I'd say eczema, neurodermatitis or scabies it possible without any other rash or lesions. See doc. ...Read more

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My husband has a tick bite with a really bad burning feeling and black spot under the skin where he pulled the tick out. Could he have Lyme disease?

My husband has a tick bite with a really bad burning feeling and black spot under the skin where he pulled the tick out. Could he have Lyme disease?

Deer tick?: Some deer ticks transmit lyme disease. The tick must be in the skin for 2 days before it can cause lyme disease. Doxycycline or minocycline 200mg single dose within 2 days of removal of a tick prevents lyme disease almost every time. Not a deer tick? Lyme is not in the conversation. A local reaction to the tick is common but not lyme disease. If the black dot is part of the tick, your body will ta ...Read more

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I had a tick on the scrotum. unsure if I got the whole head out. There is now a small lump under the skin, but not attached to the testicles?

I had a tick on the scrotum. unsure if I got the whole head out. There is now a small lump under the skin, but not attached to the testicles?

Don't know....: Could be the tick's head buried into your epidermis or not. Best you see your doctor for and examination and probable removal. This is why it is always best to coax a tick into releasing its bite, instead of decapitating it by pulling it off. ...Read more

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My daughter has red spots that come and go under the skin on the palms of her hands all the time, she also has some light peeling on her fingertips?

My  daughter has red spots that come and go under the skin on the palms of her hands all the time, she also has some light peeling on her fingertips?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing her doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, her doctor should be able to tell her what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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So I've been itching & after the itching, long lines start to appear but they do go away afterwards, its like a line formed under the skin.

So I've been itching & after the itching, long lines start to appear but they do go away afterwards, its like a line formed under the skin.

Dermographism: A physical urticaria. Twitchy mast cells secrete histamine when stimulated by scratching or rubbing. From Greek for "skin writing". Cause unknown. Will eventually go away. Antihistamine usually helps. Zyrtec (cetirizine) (ceterazine generic is just as good) 1 a day. Sometimes need 2, but higher dose increases risk of sedation. If sleepy on this, can try 1 or 2 Claratin (loratadine) a day. May also use cortison ...Read more

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Can deer ticks bury under skin?

Can deer ticks bury under skin?

Deer tick: Deer ticks sit upon the top of the skin and grab the skin and penetrate it with the proboscis that gives the tick blood. So they are technically external to the skin. ...Read more

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How does a tick look like on your skin?

How does a tick look like on your skin?

See below: Varies on the size of the tick. Some are large and obvious and others like ixodes species - deer ticks. These can be so small in the juvenile form and not much larger in the adult for than a pinpoint. Therefore, extensive tick skin surveys are always recommended in highly endemic areas. ...Read more