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Rash After A Dog Bite
Bullseye rash?: It is common for the area immediately around the bite to be red, but if there is a clear area around that surrounded by a red ring that is a sure sign of Lyme. A single dose of doxycycline after 10 days would be worthless. ILADS (the association of Lyme specialists) recommends 200 mg of doxycycline 2x/day for 30 days. A tick bite can also cause Babesia, Bartonella, Ehrlichia & other infections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughter has a swollen red bug bite on her wrist. There is only one bite can it bed bed bugs or a common household spider bite? The bite hard
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 3 more doctor answers
Dark patch of skin left on mosquito bite areas >2 months after allergic reaction to mosquito bite was over. Never had this before?
Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Topical steroid creams applied initially can help reduce inflammation and prevent excessive discoloration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lyme: A rash around a tick bite, especially if its a target like red rash and you live in part of the country where lyme is common, is essentially diagnostic of infection with lyme disease. A relatively short course of oral antibiotics (doxycycline is usually best) will easily get rid of this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tick knots: Lumps felt after a tick bite could be several things. First is a granuloma, or organized bodily response by a large cells in the skin. Accumulations of cells can be quite firm and take a long time to go away. Sometimes we inject them with a long-term cortisone to remain in the spot and treated for 3 to 4 weeks in order to get it to soften.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of bite or sting would cause a red welt surrounded by a pink ring a week after the bite?
How can you tell if you've been bitten by a kissing bug? What's the difference between a kissing bug bite and a mosquito bite (appearance, sensation)?
R U Kidding: YOU cannot unless you catch the bug ...Read more
Maybe.: Cat scratch disease is a bacterial infection that is more common in children, but does sometimes occur in adults. It usually resolves without treatment. But the cat scratch could be a coincidence, and the rash may be due to something else. See a dermatologist and find out exactly what it is. ...Read more
Sensitization: Sensitization can happen over time to allergens, but is not absolute. ...Read more
Tick bite turned into a single blister looking bump (like a pimple). What should I do? PS the tick was removed in the same day. The tick was a Deer tick.
Need to see your doc: I am sorry that you had to face this issue. Dear tick can result in infection that has far reaching complications and needed to be treated appropriately. You need to see your doctor and get checked. He will ask you to have blood test done and may treat you with some antibiotics. Please dont ignore and follow it with your physician. ...Read more