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History Of Rat Bite Fever
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Look for body ticks: Symptoms of tick borne illness are varied depending on the tick vector and diseases carried. If you see any attached ticks and do not know how long they have been attached or any rashes, severe headaches, joint or muscle aches, neck stiffness or are just worried, see you primary doctor for a physical exam and lab testing asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I would like help with diagnosis of possible african tick bite fever or other tick borne rickettsial disease?
Blood tests: Very specific blood tests are available to determine the presence of tick transmitted infections. Since results can take some time to be finalized, early testing is highly recommended. ...Read more
14y/o bitten by a Jumping Zebra spider. No signs of reaction beyond inflammation & swelling @ site. Want to verify best course of action?
RELAX: It is very difficult to get these spiders to bite. When it does actually bite (rare) the reaction is mild and heals in 2 days. No treatment. ...Read more
Nonspecific.: A brown recluse spider bite can sometimes be mistaken for a severe bruise, but that is serious business. If the area grows rapidly worse and takes on other colors, see your doctor immediately. More likely, though, the bug that bit you just happened to damage a small skin capillary, and that's what caused the bruise. It will heal more slowly than most bites, but it will heal. ...Read more
Ixodes scapularis: Of concerned with Deer ticks is Lyme Disease. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans ( ...Read more
In the mosquito borne illnesses (dengue, chikungunya, zika), what is usually the first symptom? Is it always sudden onset high fever, or rash?
Discovered a bug bite about 1" slightly raised with circular bruise. Mild itch. No visible dot. No other symptoms. North Canada. Mosquitos were bad.
Bitten by spider, back leg (1/28). Rx- 3x for antibiotics (10 days @). Severe strep b infection. Leg now healed. Area of bite "bluish". What's wrong?
After a tick bite, I had two days of headache and fatigue. No rash or fever. Potential lyme disease?
I'm in hospital. 8.6 hemoglobin heart rate elevated. 115-135. Fever night sweats. No fever in day. 14 days of symptoms any thoughts?
I just got bitten by a mosquito on my neck with white stripes similar to those of the aedes mosquito,any reason to be concern over dengue fever?
A little: Do you have dengue in Singapore? If you go 10 days free of illness you have escaped. If you feel ill, see a DR. If you get sick it lasts about a week. ...Read more
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