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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 more
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
Dr Z ...Read more
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 more
When should I go to the dr? I suspect tick bite (red itchy rash al over, headache, sore and stiff neck, aching joints, tired and bite mark on my leg)
Possible Lyme: disease: go now!Get a more detailed answer ›
Why do tick bites occasionally cause the bite area to become inflamed and itchy long after removing the tick?
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
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
Still, quite itchy 1 week after 2nd dose of permethrin. Should I see doc now or wait a bit longer? Itch does seem to be less than before 1st treatment.
Itching after scabie: Scabies treatments often contain a high percentage of alcohol which can be very drying to the skin. All the little bumps are remnants of where the mite lived in skin. Hypoallergenic soaps and lotions which are pH balanced will help the skin recover more quickly, and reduce the itching that can last up to two weeks after treatment. ...Read more
Treatment for a mosquito bite? It 's about 4 inches in diameter, rock hard and swollen. It's hot to the touch, extremely itchy, and painful to walk.
Got treated for scabies, put permethrin from the neck down last night, but woke up with itchy bites on my side. I think its bites or is from treatment?
Bites: Keep using the treatment as stated by your doctor, also you should use hot, soapy water to wash all clothing, towels and bedding you used. Dry with high heat. Dry-clean items you can't wash at home. Consider placing items you can't wash in a sealed plastic bag and leaving it in your garage, for a couple of weeks, this will starve the mites. Treatment will take a while. ...Read more
Hav got outgrowths on both labia majora, greyish n soft, bit itchy n abit painful and increasing day by day.
Want its diagnosis n treatment.
Unclear: I see from your patient information that you have genital warts, sometimes condylomas (warts) can grow on the labia majora. Typically, these aren't going to grow in a manner by which you could detect daily growth. If it is condyloma, you can treat with medication (tca), laser, cryotherpay, and surgical excision. You may want to see a doctor to make sure not cancerous just for safety's sake. ...Read more
Will the bumps on my penis from scabies bites scar? They have been there for weeks now after the treatment. They are not itchy at all.
I've several insect bites on my foot and one large blister has formed over a bite, some swelling&alot of itchiness. Should I seek medical treatment?
Seeking medical : Attention is never bad or wrong, after all, you do have a problem. Alternatively, l if you feel comfortable using a sterile instrument you can pop the blister allow it to drain and place some antibiotic ointment to the site and bandage it. Change daily and monitor the wound and yourself for any fever or signs of redness or swelling by the bites. ...Read more
2 tick bites, 3-4 weeks old, itchy, oozing, inflamed. On oral antibiotic but not helping. Pcp says he doesn't know. Dermatologist booking 1-2 months.
I have bed bug bites all over my entire body. Possibly infection. Itchy not painful. Some are red with dry blood. 100s of bumps and hives. Treatment?
Are a good "start" but the MAJOR effort here is the DISPOSAL of the affected sleeping materials or ERADICATION of the bugs (very frustrating often not effective methods) I would "vote" for DISPOSAL!
BTW if infected the bites need local ans well as possibly systemic (antibiotic) treatment!
Good Luck. Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more