Doctor insights on: Circular rash at the site of a tick bite
My child has a weird circular rash after getting a tick bite. Is this something I should be concerned about?
Do I need to seek medical treatment for a 2 week old tick bite that is now causing a nickel sized rash? I couldn't get the mouth out when I pulled it
Yes: Yes you should see a doctor. You may need some antibiotics. ...Read more
Should I go to the doctor for a tick bite? Very small Tick removed 2 days ago. Red itchy rash at site of tick bite. Applied cortisone cream.
See DR: Tiny tick= risk for Lyme disease. You have a local reaction to the tick. There is good evidence for using a single dose of antibiotic, typically 200mg Doxycycline (I prefer minocycline) within 48 hrs after discovery of a deer tick to prevent Lyme. You need to be alert and ready for possible Lyme during the next 3 weeks. Unfortunately the blood tests are not reliable and sometimes the primary erytm ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Up to you: If you are allergic to the bites, then they will itch for weeks. If you scratch them, they will itch until you quit scratching them. They can cause hard bumps called nodules if you continue to rub or scratch. Also, are the fleas still around? Other bites can look like flea bites and last a long time, such as scabies and other mites. Hydrocortisone cream and oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help the itch. ...Read more
Tick bite: A tick-bite granuloma usually develops days or months after the bite and can take months to years to resolve. His might be caused by fragments of the tick still in your skin or might just have been a reaction to the tick’s saliva. Itching is not uncommon. Bacteria and parasites can often co-occur with ticks. ...Read more
Lyme: A rash around a tick bite, especially if its a target like red rash and you live in part of the country where lyme is common, is essentially diagnostic of infection with lyme disease. A relatively short course of oral antibiotics (doxycycline is usually best) will easily get rid of this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband has a weird rash around a bug bite. It could be a tick bite I am unsure. Should I be worried?
3-28 days: A tick bite can transmit the organism that causes lyme, which can lead to a characteristic circular rash around the tick bite, beginning a few days to a few weeks after the exposure. Early treatment of Lyme disease with antibiotics is important to prevent complications of late Lyme disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bullseye rash?: It is common for the area immediately around the bite to be red, but if there is a clear area around that surrounded by a red ring that is a sure sign of Lyme. A single dose of doxycycline after 10 days would be worthless. ILADS (the association of Lyme specialists) recommends 200 mg of doxycycline 2x/day for 30 days. A tick bite can also cause Babesia, Bartonella, Ehrlichia & other infections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a rash on my leg. How can I tell if it is from a bite? I'm particularly concerned about a tick bite.
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