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How do you treat infection from tick bite?

How do you treat infection from tick bite?

Depends on bug: Many "bugs"/microorganisms can be transmitted through tick bites, e.g., babesia, lyme disease, tick typhus, anaplasma etc. It is not the tick bite that needs treatment but the microorganism introduced into the body through the bite. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I've got infection from tick bite. What consequences should I be looking for?

I've got infection from tick bite. What consequences should I be looking for?

See your doc!: Tick bites are not to be trifled with. Between rocky mountain spotted fever, lyme disease and cellulitis, there are plenty of consequences to fear. You need to go see your doc right away. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a mosquito or spider bite infection vs a tick bite infection?

How can you tell the difference between a mosquito or spider bite infection vs a tick bite infection?

Limited space: Though spider, tick or mosquito bites can sometimes cause infection, the vast majority of them will not. A limited local inflammatory response can be expected from any of these. Symptoms exceeding this should be examined by a physician. 'spider bites' have become a common er complaint over the last several years, when in fact most of these are skin abscesses. ...Read more

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What specific test to request to diagnosis late stage Lyme and/or co-infections, untreated tick bite rash 6 years ago? Can these tests be ordered by my PCP?

What specific test to request to diagnosis late stage Lyme and/or co-infections, untreated tick bite rash 6 years ago? Can these tests be ordered by my PCP?

Lyme: lyme western blot is sufficient. You don't need to look for other co-infection tick borne illnesses such as ehrlichia or babesia since they are short incubation period and have no long term effects, unlike Lyme which may cause rarely chronic problems ...Read more

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How can I treat a tick bite?

How can I treat a tick bite?

Tick bite: After safe removal of tick, wash hands & wound with soap & hot water. Can relieve pain by use of ice pack. Garlic can be eaten or applied to wound to hasten healing. Tea tree oil relieves itching. Seek medical attention if you develop bullseye (red circle), rash, fever or emesis. Triamcinolone cream is sometimes prescribed to hasten healing. ...Read more

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How do you treat a tick bite?

How do you treat a tick bite?

Tick bite: Before seeking medical attention, you should note the appearance and characteristics of the tick and remove it with fine tweezers, being careful not to rupture the abdomen (if engorged). If bitten by a deer tick, your doctor will either observe and treat if symptoms/signs of disease develop or treat immediately with preventive antibiotics. ...Read more

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What do you do to treat african tick bite?

Tick bite: Speaking for the United States, tick bites are usually in one of two varieties: either the black tick or the brown tick. The former is larger than the latter. The trouble is the brown tick may cause lyme disease and should be taken very seriously. If a rash develops outside the bite site then you should see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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After being treated for a tick bite, is it normal go continue to itch in that same area.?

After being treated for a tick bite, is it normal go continue to itch in that same area.?

Possible: Tick bites can be very reactive. Depending on your particular sensitivity to bites, you could have itching for 2-3 weeks or more. Perhaps you should use some topical steroid cream and some antihistamines and an ice pack. If this persists, you should be seen, especially if there is rash that continues to get bigger, if there is streaking, heat or fever or enlarged lymph nodes. Don't hesitate! ...Read more

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If you had fatigue and aches after a tick bite, how long would it last- would you just keep getting worse until treated?

If you had fatigue and aches after a tick bite, how long would it last- would you just keep getting worse until treated?

That depends: We don't have much information. In some areas of the country Lyme Disease can occur.In the US tick bites have potential for transmitting a number of diseases: Lyme Disease, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Borrelia mayonii, Borrelia miyamotoi, Colorado tick fever, Ehrlichiosism , Powassan disease, Heartland virus, Rickettsia parkeri rickettsiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), Tickborne relapsing ...Read more

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How to treat a swollen penis from a bug or tick bite?

How to treat a swollen penis from a bug or tick bite?

I would be: Inclined to encourage you to get this medically evaluated as it may not be a tick or bug bite on that location. ...Read more

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How can I avoid a tick bite?

How can I avoid a tick bite?

Protect ur self: Repellants w/deet, treatments to clothes and gear with permethrin, and physically denying access with tucked in pants / long-closed sleeves, etc., all encourage ticks to find someone else to munch on. ...Read more

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Tick bite, should I be worried? What to look for?

Tick bite: After a tick bite, individuals may develop any of these symptoms that may be due to the organism that the tick transmits during its bite: flu-like symptoms, fever, numbness, rash (these vary according to the pathogen transmitted by the tick), confusion, weakness, pain and swelling in the joints, palpitations, paralysis, shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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How would i be able to tell if I have a tick bite?

Very hard: Unless you see the tick attach to the skin, no tests exist that either identify tick bites or the type of tick once the tick dislodges from the host's body. ...Read more

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I got a tick bite and it hurts. Should I be concerned?

Tick bite: Ticks are insects that need to suck blood to survive - to do that they can puncture through the skin, and if it's a sensitive area, there could be some pain involved. Usually it is quite minor, unless the site becomes infected and then it could hurt more. I would recommend to show this to a doctor - they can evaluate for infection or other complications from a tick bite. ID doctors can be helpful. ...Read more

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What should I do if I think my baby has a tick bite?

What should I do if I think my baby has a tick bite?

Observe: Wash the area make sure no other ticks are on body watch for reddness inflammation or rash at site of the bite seek medical care if inflammation should develope. ...Read more

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Can i get Lyme disease from my tick bite?

Can i get Lyme disease from my tick bite?

Maybe: If you truly have lyme disease, an infection....It is transmitted to humans by the bite of a deer tick. It's important that many other types of ticks exist and bite...And do not cause lyme disease. ...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