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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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What is protocol for suspicion of tick bite in heavy deer and dog tick areas of new england?

What is protocol for suspicion of tick bite in heavy deer and dog tick areas of new england?

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 more

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I would like help with diagnosis of possible african tick bite fever or other tick borne rickettsial disease?

I would like help with diagnosis of possible african tick bite fever or other tick borne rickettsial disease?

Tick bite: If you have the tick, it can be sent to a lab to test for any disease it might carry. If not just monitor for 20-30 days for any flu-like symptoms or rash at the site where you found the tick. If test is positive or you have symptoms or rash, you should be treated. ...Read more

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What type of spider bite causes swelling in the bitten area, pain and fever?

What type of spider bite causes swelling in the bitten area, pain and fever?

Several can: Anything that bites you, if bacteria is in their bite, may cause a reaction. The venom/bite of the "brown recluse" spider is well known to cause swelling, redness, pain, and fever in the area though. ...Read more

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How can I diagnose a possible African tick bite fever or other tick borne rickettsial disease?

How can I diagnose a 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

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What type of bug bite makes an immediate severe bruise?

What type of bug bite makes an immediate severe bruise?

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

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Which type of spider bite will cause a rash vomiting and fever?

Which type of spider bite will cause a rash vomiting and fever?

Any of the Following: Envemonation from a black widow leads to fever and vomiting. A loxosceles bite leads to scarlatiniform rash. A bite from a tarantula leads to v. ...Read more

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What type of spider bite that leaves blisters and flu like symptoms?

What type of spider bite that leaves blisters and flu like symptoms?

See below : The brown recluse (loxoceles reclusa) is the most likely one in the us to cause symptoms that are like the flu, but black widow can cause some strange symptoms too. ...Read more

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Can black fly and/or deer fly bites cause flu like, severe body aches as an allergic reaction??

Can black fly and/or deer fly bites cause flu like, severe body aches as an allergic reaction??

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

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Signs/symptoms of a person bitten by a dog without anti rabbies vaccination?

Signs/symptoms of a person bitten by a dog without anti rabbies vaccination?

Dog Bite: First and foremost, get yourself evaluated by a physician. Dog bites can be serious. Rabies treatment is time critical. There are other nasty infections that can be spread by dog bite. They all can cause pain, swelling, redness ; fever. They may not produce any symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Scar: If your symptoms have otherwise resolved, you probably are seeing a scar where the infection & inflammation was. This is more common in people with more melanin in the skin. Go back to the doc who prescribed the antibiotic. ...Read more

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What causes tick bite fever?

What causes tick bite fever?

Depends: Lyme disease, rocky mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, tularemia, babesiosis, colorado tick fever, anaplasmosis, q fever, etc. It depends upon where you were when you received the tick bite. Different diseases are endemic in different areas. ...Read more

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What are the effects of swine fever or pneumonic plague ?

What are the effects of swine fever or pneumonic plague ?

Swine fever?: I guess you are talking about the epidemic variant H1N1 influenza from several years ago. The mortality rate of pneumonic plague is usually over 50% and can be almost 100% if untreated. The mortality rate from that epidemic influenza was probably way under 1%. ...Read more

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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?

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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Arw there bug bites that might spread to other parts of one's body where the person was not bitten?

Sometimes: Sometimes bug bites will trigger prurigo which is a severe type of eczema. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more