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What is the best way to care for an itchy, irritating tick bite?

What is the best way to care for an itchy, irritating tick bite?

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

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


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How can you stop itchiness and swelling of a tick bite?

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 more

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How can I stop itchiness and the swelling of a tick bite?

How can I stop itchiness and the swelling of a tick bite?

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 more

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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?

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?

Tick bite: Yes, with all the tick-borne diseases possible. Best to have it looked at and consider prophylactic antibiotics, especially if acquired in a high prevalence Lyme's disease area or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever area. Please have a doctor look at it. MRSA is also a possibility. ...Read more

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I am experiencing tick bite. The bite has a red swollen line that is welt up and very itchy.?

I am experiencing tick bite. The bite has a red swollen line that is welt up and very itchy.?

Sounds like: 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!
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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 had a large (3" diameter) itchy purple bruise develop around a tick bite within 24 hours. Should I be worried about Lyme?

No,you are having an: Allergic reaction to the ticks saliva. Put hydrocortisone cream on it. It should get better in next few days. If it does not, see your Dr. If the tick was not attached for 24 hrs, little chance of lyme disease. ...Read more

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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

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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

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Can a slightly raised rash that is brightly red with a hint of small pus be a tick bite? It is not itchy.

Can a slightly raised rash that is brightly red with a hint of small pus be a tick bite? It is not itchy.

Dose look like this : Picture?
If it look like the picture, most likely is a tick bite.
Wash it with anti-septic. If you son developed any fever or joint pain or flu like symptoms call the doctor and check it out. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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 more

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How to determine when to seek medical treatment for a tick bite?

?Lyme disease: Any rash associated with the site of a tick bite should be examined and treatment considered for possible lyme disease. If you are in doubt it is best to see a doctor to be examined. ...Read more

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Treatment for a tick bite that has no big rash?

Treatment for a tick bite that has no big rash?

Depends: On whether you have any other symptoms that could be associated with a tick-borne illness. If no symptoms, then no treatment is needed. If unsure, see your doctor. ...Read more

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The deer tick bite site is itching and inflamed again 2 months after a 30-day antibiotic treatment. Is this cause for concern?

The deer tick bite site is itching and inflamed again 2 months after a 30-day antibiotic treatment.  Is this cause for concern?

Get it checked: If this is truly the same site as the original, you should get it checked out. Best to revisit the same doctor involved with your first treatment for comparison’s sake. ...Read more

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How do you cure a tick bite?

How do you cure a tick bite?

Depends : This depends on of the nature of the bite and the possible tick-borne illness that may have been transmitted. For most tick illnesses, Doxycycline is the standard but for kids, with lyme disease, Amoxicillin is used. ...Read more

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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?

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