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How Long After A Tick Bite Lyme Disease
About 12 hours: The tick needs to be attached to you for about 12 hours before you are infected. ...Read more
Usually 3-5 weeks: Erythema migraines, the bullseye rash associated with lyme, typically appears 7-10 days after a tick bite, though it can be from 1-33 days. It usually lasts 3-5 weeks, though could be shorter or longer. It tends to gradually expand over time. While often said to appear in 80-90% of those with lyme, actually no more than 30% with lyme recall a rash- see www.Jemsekspecialty.Com/lyme_detail.Php?Sid=6. ...Read more
25 years after a tick bite...severe joint pain. What is the test for tick bites after this much time?
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
Deer Tick Bites: Sometimes you cannot! a guy came into my office a couple of years ago with a mole on his back which i spotted under magnification as a tick. He said he thought the lesion had been there for years but it really had not. We removed it with a forceps in the recommended way, and he had no more problems. We searched diligently for other bites, but none were found. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after tick bites should I have blood work to test for Lyme disease and different titers?
At least 2 weeks: sooner than that and nothing will show ...Read more
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
How long willit take for the "bulls eye" to come up to show you have Lyme disease from a deer tick?
3-30 days or never: A bulls-eye rash (erythema migrans) after a tick bite is considered a sure sign that one has been infected with lyme & appears 3-30 days after the bite (usually 3-7 days). However, half or more of those proven to have lyme do not recall this rash. One should therefore not wait to see if they develop this rash to seek preventive treatment. The sooner treatment is started after exposure the better! ...Read more
Bite can lead to LD: Tick bites may transmit a variety of illnesses if the tick has been infected with a germ that uses the tick as a carrier.Rocky mountain spotted fever, tick bite fever & lime disease are some of the diseases that can be passed by ticks. Not all ticks carry diseases and not all bites will pass the germ. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: If no tick body parts are stuck under the skin, the itch usually is gone in under a week. If the head broke off, under the skin, and is not removed, the itch could last much longer, and the area could get infected. The head could be removed with help of a local anaesthetic. ...Read more
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
Never heard of: Although one can imagine that a tick could have attached to the intestinal lining and thereby transmitting the infection, it is likely that the tick would not have survived the passage in the stomach where there are acid and enzymes. At any rate, I am not aware of this mode of transmission. ...Read more
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