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Can you have an allergic reaction to a tick bite?

Can you have an allergic reaction to a tick bite?

Yes: Yes, but not an anaphylactic reaction to the tick bite. Usually it is only an itchy local reaction. This is a sign that you are developing an allergy to a component of the tick saliva. It is common for the bite site to itch for several months. It is not a sign of infection. This can set you up to develop other allergies. For more information check out the "healthguide" " delayed meat allergy...". ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Can I have an allergic reaction to a tick bite?

Can I have an allergic reaction to a tick bite?

Tick bite allergy: Hello, our immune system reacts typically after it has been exposed to a particular allergen or trigger in the past. After the first exposure, we activate one part of the immune system so that the next time we are exposed, we have developed antibodies to protect us from the exposure. So, yes you could be allergic or you are showing a possible reaction to lymes disease. See your doctor. ...Read more

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My eyesight has improved recently after an adverse reaction to a tick bite. Is this unusual? I can see almost normally for the 1st time in years.

My eyesight has improved recently after an adverse reaction to a tick bite. Is this unusual? I can see almost normally for the 1st time in years.

See below: Need more information. What kind of illness did you contract from the tick? Lyme disease, rmsf, erlichiosis, babisiosis, etc.? Also, did you have brain involvement - encephalitis? This information would help to answer your question. ...Read more

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What is a normal reaction to a tick bite and what does it look like?

What is a normal reaction to a tick bite and what does it look like?

Tick Bite: There may be no significant reaction. See: http://www.tickbites.net/what-do-tick-bites-look-like-tick-bite-pictures/ ...Read more

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I am experiencing tick bite so what is a normal reaction to a tick bite and what does it look like?

Tick Bite: Hopefully, there won't be any significant reaction. I stumbled along this site which I found helpful: http://www.tickbites.net/what-do-tick-bites-look-like-tick-bite-pictures/. It you have a bull's eye lesion, or there appears to be infection (enlarging area of redness, warmth, pain, swelling, red streaking or fever with purulent drainage) - then that is a problem. ...Read more

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Im taking doxycycline and ciprofloxacin together after getting an infected tick bite in Zimbabwe. now have foot pain, swelling and cramping. reaction?

Im taking doxycycline and ciprofloxacin together after getting an infected tick bite in Zimbabwe. now have foot pain, swelling and cramping. reaction?

Possibly: It is possible it is a reaction to one of the medications, the other possibilities are it is related to the infection you are being treated for, or that you have another condition which had not yet been diagnosed. It would be wise to be seen and fully evaluated for an accurate diagnosis. ...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 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 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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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more


Tick Bite (Definition)

Occurs upon experiencing a bite from a tick. A circular rash at the site of a tick bite may be a sign of ...Read more