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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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.
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where do you live: It really depends on the type of tick and where you live. The smaller ticks are the ones that can carry the bacteria that causes lyme's disease. In areas where the incidence of infection is high, e.G ct, the cdc recommendation is to treat with antibiotic. In areas where it is low, e.g. Fla the cdc recommendation is to observe. If the tick was attached for less than 48 hours it is also less risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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