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How To Treat Itchy Tick Bite
Tick bite- turned black and itchy (5 days old). I pulled the tick out all the way, and there are no other symptoms or discoloration. Cause 4 concern?
Depends: Anti-itch medicines couch as benedryl can help but you need to watch for other symptoms as well like rashes around the bite, signs of secondary infection and other symptoms of tick-borne illness. If you are concerned, see you primary doctor. ...Read more
Local reaction tx: Insect bites should be washed with soap and water. An ice or cold pack may help reduce local swelling. Topical creams, gels and lotions such as those containing calamine or pramoxine decrease itching. Avoid topical anesthetic and antihistamine preparations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Remove: First i would make sure the tick is removed. The best way is to grasp with a pair of tweezers and pull straight out. Once out, if the are is red, i would apply a topical steroid cream, Hydrocortisone is available otc. Be on the lookout for a red ring around the tick bite, as this can be a signal that you could have lyme disease from the tick. If you suspect this see your doctor. Dr. Lana long. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry itchy patches of skin on inner thigh, armpits and ankle (not itchy yet). Is this due to a recent tick bite? What is going on and what to expect?tx
Can a slightly raised rash that is brightly red with a hint of small pus be a tick bite? It is not itchy.
I have a tick bite 6 months old, it still goes through periods of intense itchiness. It developed scar tissue under my skin. Cause for concern?
See below: If you we're treated appropriately for a suspected tick- borne illness, then the tick illness should be gone, but, you may have developed an are of hypersensitivity at the bite and the more you scratch, the worse it may become. The skin may be becoming lichenified or simply scarred as you you described. See you doctor for an evaluation as "rashes" are very difficult to diagnose without viewing. ...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
Why do tick bites occasionally cause the bite area to become inflamed and itchy long after removing the tick?
Irritants in saliva: As the tick feeds to obtain a blood meal, some of its saliva is injected into the human or animal it is attached to. Components of the saliva can be irritants and cause an inflammatory reaction, even after removal of the tick. Tick bites, like other puncture wounds can occasionally become infected also. And, in areas of deer ticks, the bite area has to monitored for the lyme disease rash. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 dog tick bites, ticks removed. 3-4 weeks ago. Doxycyline hyclate 6 days. Bites still red, itchy, inflamed, oozing. Can't see derm for 2 months. Help?
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