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Itchy Tick Bite Treatment
Depends: Anti-itch medicines couch as benedryl can help but you need to watch for other symptoms as well as 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
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
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
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?
It is infected PLUS Tick bites may be the first indication for LYME infection... Antibiotics may be needed. Suggest you consult with your Family or Primary Care Provider.
A simple blood test is helpful so a "hands on" consultation is suggested!
Hope this helps
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I have had a large (3" diameter) itchy purple bruise develop around a tick bite within 24 hours. Should I be worried about Lyme?
I have a tick bite that is 5 days old. It's mildly tender, mildly itchy and looks like a large mosquito bite. I'm not in a Lyme disease region.
Tick borne illnesses: Include many things besides just Lyme. However, most often, a local reaction to a tick bite is simply inflammation; an expanding, red area of tenderness can be cellulitis (a skin infection, often caused by staph bacteria). If it is worsening or you develop a fever, please seek medical attention for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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
About two months ago I got a tick bite between my toes. It still has flareups of itchiness at random intervals (days to weeks between). It turns red when scratched, but there is no rash or other known symptoms. Could it be scarred tissue?
Just a thought:
But the area between the toes COLLECTS DIRT like a MAGNET...clean the area daily with a soft Q TIP (Cotton swab) You may want to also swab withan OTC (Over the Counter) cortisone cream! Try this for a week-10 days .if this does not resolve your problem you need a "hand on" examination ....start with your PCP or Family Physician!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
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 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
The deer tick bite site is itching and inflamed again 2 months after a 30-day antibiotic treatment. Is this cause for concern?
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?
Do I need to seek medical treatment for a 2-week-old tick bite that is now causing a nickel sized rash? I couldn't get the mouth out when I pulled it
Yes: Yes you should see a doctor. You may need some antibiotics. ...Read more
Green head fly bite area is getting larger over the last 2 hours and is red-hot and itchy. When should I be concerned and request treatment?
Deer fly: That sounds like a deer fly bite -which can be painful. They can cause allergic reactions — and depending on your history of allergy you may need to be exceptionally careful. If it's not getting better, then you need to get evaluated. Warning signs would be feeling lightheaded, breathing problems, the development of hives, nausea/vomiting, rapid heart rate etc. Try some ice and maybe Benadryl (diphenhydramine) now ...Read more