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Lyme disease from chigger bites, related?

Lyme disease from chigger bites, related?

Chiggers in North: America are not disease vectors to humans. ...Read more

Tick Bite (Definition)

A skin lesion caused by a tick that attaches to the skin and feeds on blood. Usually painless, a tick bite can lead to a local allergic reaction, or transmit diseases such as lyme, rocky mountain spotted fever, typhus, relapsing fever, ...Read more


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Tick fever/ tick bite fever . Symptoms?

Tick fever/ tick bite  fever . Symptoms?

See below: http://www.nhls.ac.za/?page=alerts&id=5&rid=468 Please consult this site for information on this topic. Common symptoms are fever, headache, body ache, sore at the site of tick bite. ...Read more

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Which tick can cause Lyme Disease? Dog fleas?

Which tick can cause Lyme Disease? Dog fleas?

Deer ticks - Ixodes: Certain ticks are associated with certain diseases. For Lyme disease, classically the 'deer tick' is described- Ixodes scapularis. Deer ticks go through several stages in their life cycle-and the nymphs or younger ones can be extremely small-maybe as big as a pin head. The adults are easier to spot. Dog ticks are larger and are associated with different tick-borne diseases. Good to take precaution ...Read more

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Are sand tick bites dangerous?

Are sand tick bites dangerous?

Usually not: In some areas of the world they may carry infection. Leishmaniasis is carried by a sand flea, but in this county i think you are pretty safe. Mostly they just cause local itch and rash. ...Read more

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What distinguishes chigger bites from mosquito bites?

What distinguishes chigger bites from mosquito bites?

Chigger vs Mosquito: Chigger's bites often have a small red in the center of a welt & occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, beltline, backs of knees, ankles. They are extremely itchy. **the itching from a mosquito bite starts right away & usually resolves w/in a few hrs.You may only have 1 mosquito bite or bites can be sporadically located. ...Read more

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Will all tick bites give me Lyme disease?

Will all tick bites give me Lyme disease?

No: Most will not and the tick needs to be embedded for about 24-48 hours to transmit the lyme disease bacteria. ...Read more

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Can lone star ticks carry Lyme disease?

Can lone star ticks carry Lyme disease?

Yes: And make U sick: Not only do lone star ticks transmit lyme disease, they do so faster than other ticks, according to stuff that I have read. I learned that ticks usually must be attached for at least 24 hours before there is risk of getting lyme, but not so for the lone star tick...In less than 24 hours of attachment you could get iinfected. The white spot on the tick is easy to see, so get to your md quickly. ...Read more

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Do tick bites become raised welts?

Sometimes: Some tick bites can cause that reaction. ...Read more

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Are tick bites like pimples?

Are tick bites like pimples?

No, a tick bite: first appears as a small red spot, not necessarily raised. Sometimes there is no mark at all. If the tick had to be removed, there may be more of a raised mark. Then, if the tick causes Lyme disease, there may be a central clear area with a red ring around it. ...Read more

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May mosquitoes carry Lyme disease?

May mosquitoes carry Lyme disease?

No: Lime disease is caused by a bacteria that is spread by infected ticks. That tick must attach and feed on a person long enough that the germ is passed thru the bite. ...Read more

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Does flea larvae bite?

Does flea larvae bite?

Larvae don't bite: Flea larvae survive on eating digested blood from adult flea feces, dead skin, hair, feathers, and organic debris found in carpet, rugs, fabric on furniture, and bedding material. Adult fleas do bite, because they need a fresh blood meal. Newly hatched ones will die unless they feed within 1 week; older fleas can live 2 months-1year without feeding. ...Read more

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Didffernce between chigger bites and bedbug bites?

Didffernce between chigger bites and bedbug bites?

Chiggers vs bed bugs: Chiggers are tiny, six-legged wingless organisms (larvae) that grow up to become a type of mite. Chiggers are found in tall grass and weeds. Their bite causes severe itching. Bed bugs are small, flat, parasitic insects that feed solely on the blood of people and animals while they sleep. Bed bugs are reddish-brown in color, wingless, range from 1mm to 7mm. ...Read more

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What causes tick bite fever?

What causes tick bite fever?

Depends: Lyme disease, rocky mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, tularemia, babesiosis, colorado tick fever, anaplasmosis, q fever, etc. It depends upon where you were when you received the tick bite. Different diseases are endemic in different areas. ...Read more

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Can poison ivy rash look like mosquito bites?

Can poison ivy rash look like mosquito bites?

Not usually: Poison ivy tends to involved a much large area of the skin than a mosquito bite. The blisters may not appear until 1 to 3 days later after contact. Mosquito bites look more like a wheal or hive, poison ivy more likely bumps and blisters. ...Read more

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Do flea bites spread?

Do flea bites spread?

Depends: Flea bites result in red spots surrounded by reddened haloes. They are extremely itchy and cause great discomfort. Fleas often target the legs and feet of human victims and may infest the entire bodies of domestic house pets.Treating flea bites merely addresses one symptom of an infestation. Extermination methods should be conducted in conjunction with bite treatment to keep from spreading. ...Read more

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Infected insect bite in hand?

Infected insect bite in hand?

Infected hand: Insect bite can be infected with routine skin bacteria however more exotic microrgansms are possible. Damage from the bug bite itself may be mistaken for an infection when in fact it is actually skin necrosis or an allergic reaction. Make sure it doesn resemble a recluse spider bite or something similar, get evaluated medically, your pcp or the er is a good starting point and/or see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Which bacteria is spread by deer tick bite?

Which bacteria is spread by deer tick bite?

Lime disease: The deer tick, ixodes scapularis is best known for passing borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria known to cause both acute and chronic problems under the lable lime disease.It has also been known to carry an encephalitis virus. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Lyme Disease (Definition)

A tick-borne illness caused by the bacterium borrelia burgdorferi that results in symptoms of fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin ...Read more