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My husband has a tick bite with a really bad burning feeling and black spot under the skin where he pulled the tick out. Could he have Lyme disease?

My husband has a tick bite with a really bad burning feeling and black spot under the skin where he pulled the tick out. Could he have Lyme disease?

Lyme disease: It is most likely that he has local irritation or residual tick particles causing pain. Lyme disease usually presents days to weeks after a tick bite many forms such as bright red rash, weakness, joint pain, fever or headaches. ...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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I got a painless small firm bump with black dot in the middle that looks like could be squeezed out on my face. I have pictures.

I got a painless small firm bump with black dot in the middle that looks like could be squeezed out on my face. I have pictures.

Unfortunately: Pictures only come through with an in-box or video consultation. Even with that, the quality may prohibit useful evaluation. Go see a health care provider (preferably a dermatologist) for a face to face evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a tick bite scar right next to my pee hole. It's been there for 10 years. It's a small darkish lump with a tiny dot. Can I get rid of the scar?

I have a tick bite scar right next to my pee hole. It's been there for 10 years. It's a small darkish lump with a tiny dot. Can I get rid of the scar?

See a dermatologist: Begin with a diagnosis. If it is an angioma it is easy to fix. Or you may decide to ignore it unless you are going to the nude beach. ...Read more

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Tick bite found 3 on me one after removal now has a small circle around the spot and is irritated what should I do?

Tick bite found 3 on me one after removal now has a small circle around the spot and is irritated what should I do?

Let me explain: Use soap and water to wash your hands and the area around the tick bite after handling the tick.
Some ticks transmit bacteria that cause illnesses such as lyme disease or rocky mountain spotted fever.
See your doctor if you develop:
a rash
a fever
a stiff neck
muscle aches
joint pain and inflammation
swollen lymph nodes
flu-like symptoms
light sensitivity to the eyes or skin. ...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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My 7 yr old has an infected looking pimple on her torso with a pinpoint size dot in middle now for few days could it be a tick bite? No bullseye

My 7 yr old has an infected looking pimple on her torso with a pinpoint size dot in middle now for few days could it be a tick bite? No bullseye

Possible: The pinsized dot may be a tick. Have her checked. The bullseye rash does not appear immediately. All the best. ...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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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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I noticed a slightly raised bump on my genital region. It has a little red around it. No known tick. Is it a pimple or tick bite? Hurts a tiny bit

I noticed a slightly raised bump on my genital region. It has a little red around it. No known tick. Is it a pimple or tick bite? Hurts a tiny bit

Wait and see: I assume your general health is good. If so and this lesion isn't outright painful it probably isn't herpetic. It is most likely minor folliculitis. If it goes away, fine, if not and particularly if it gets worse you should see a your pcp/gp. Does NOT sound like an STD ...Read more

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What does tick bite look like?

What does tick bite look like?

See below: They vary in appearance, but often, the bite will often go unnoticed. If the tick was attached for less than 24-48 hours, the likelihood that you have contracted a disease is almost zero (i never say never). But watch for signs like a rash at the tick bite site, headaches, fevers, muscle aches, chills, fatigue, malaise, nausea and vomiting. If these occur, see you doctor. ...Read more

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What does a tick bite look like?

What does a tick bite look like?

Insect bite: Ticks are insects and leave bite marks. You may see head parts in the skin if not the whole body lodged in the skin. Initially, a tick bite could cause a small area of redness and swelling and bruising. The developing rash could be rounded and can extend outward in days to weeks and could indicate lyme disease. ...Read more

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What should one do after a tick bite?

What should one do after a tick bite?

Remove tick: Get tweezers, clean tweezer with antiseptic, grab tic as close to skin as possible and pull gently so as not to remove the head parts. Wash area with antiseptic soap. Keep tick to show dr. Most ticks do not carry dangerous diseases and you dr can log on to "up to date" and compare your tick to bad ones. ...Read more

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When do symptoms of a tick bite occur?

When do symptoms of a tick bite occur?

Tick Bites: Symptoms of tick bites vary quite widely. The ticks secrete a toxin which virtually numbs the site, making it very difficult to even tell if a tick bite has happened, or is happening. If a tick can be spotted, it should be removed by your doctor or other medical provider, gently, with a forceps, so that the head and mouth parts are extracted as well. See a doctor for more information. ...Read more

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What should you do after getting a tick bite?

Where do you live: It really depends on the type of tick and where you live. The smaller ticks are the ones that can carry the bacteria that causes lyme's disease. In areas where the incidence of infection is high, e.G ct, the cdc recommendation is to treat with antibiotic. In areas where it is low, e.g. Fla the cdc recommendation is to observe. If the tick was attached for less than 48 hours it is also less risk. ...Read more

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What causes a knot in a child after tick bite?

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 more

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Tick bite. When should I be worried about this?

Tick bite: After a tick bite, individuals may develop any of these symptoms that may be due to the organism that the tick transmits during its bite:
flu-like symptoms, fever, numbness, rash (these vary according to the pathogen transmitted by the tick), confusion, weakness, pain and swelling in the joints, palpitations, paralysis, shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Can a tick bite cause cough?

Possible: It's possible but that is often not a classic sign of tick bites. See a doctor for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I detect a deer tick bite?

Deer Tick Bites: Sometimes you cannot! A guy came into my office a couple of years ago with a mole on his back which I spotted under magnification as a tick. He said he thought the lesion had been there for years but it really had not. We removed it with a forceps in the recommended way, and he had no more problems. We searched diligently for other bites, but none were found. ...Read more

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Does a tick bite look like a weal?

Does a tick bite look like a weal?

It depends: About 70 to 80% of people get a rash from a tick bite but about 20% get a "bull's eye" round rash called erythema migrans. ...Read more

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Can a tick bite make a man sterile?

Can a tick bite make a man sterile?

No: Tick bites and tick-borne infectious diseases are not known to cause male sterility, even if one gets bitten on the penis or scrotum. ...Read more

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What does an infected tick bite look ike?

What does an infected tick bite look ike?

No different: There is no way to tell infected vs noninfected deer tick bites by merely looking at them. However, if you see the typical bulls-eye rash, think lyme disease. All deer tick bites should assume to carry the lyme organism and should be treated with Doxycycline without waiting for blood test results or clinical lyme symptoms. ...Read more

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What do you do to treat african tick bite?

Tick bite: Speaking for the United States, tick bites are usually in one of two varieties: either the black tick or the brown tick. The former is larger than the latter. The trouble is the brown tick may cause lyme disease and should be taken very seriously. If a rash develops outside the bite site then you should see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What should I put on my skin after a tick bite?

What should I put on my skin after a tick bite?

Tick: Topical corticosteroid reduces redness and swelling. If the area shows expanding redness or pain, see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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A tick bite I have been 2 tick in bed ED in my skin?

True tick bites: Are a concern as they can carry infections, so I would get into your doctor and have them removed and evaluated for any possible infection including lyme's disease ...Read more

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Bleeding from butt after tick bite, what should I do?

Bleeding from butt after tick bite, what should I do?

Medical evaluation: May help to shed light on this (especially if recurrent). Causes of rectal bleeding can include: internal or external hemorrhoids, anal fissure, polyps, fistula, infectious or inflammatory GI conditions or in some cases, trauma. ...Read more

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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 like 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

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I need help identifying a bite? May be flea bite, but could be tick bite also?

I need help identifying a bite? May be flea bite, but could be tick bite also?

You already received: 2 descriptions of tick bites. Flea bites may be clustered into 3 itchy bumps that bleed ; blanch (turn white) when you press on them. They tend to be found at skin folds (breast or groin) ; folds of joints (ankle, knee, elbow, axilla) as well as legs. A rash ; swelling can occur as well as secondary infection from scratching. A skin biopsy is sometimes needed for accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Will a tick bite give you hiv?

Will a tick bite give you hiv?

No: Hiv is transmitted through intimate contact with an HIV infected person and it also can be transmitted to babies that are born to mothers who are HIV positive. Before universal screening procedures in place for over 25 years, HIV could be transmitted through a blood transfusion. ...Read more

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Tick bite rash lasts how long?

Tick bite: A tick-bite granuloma usually develops days or months after the bite and can take months to years to resolve. His might be caused by fragments of the tick still in your skin or might just have been a reaction to the tick’s saliva. Itching is not uncommon. Bacteria and parasites can often co-occur with ticks. ...Read more

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Do tick bites itch a week later?

Do tick bites itch a week later?

Tick bites: They definitely can. It is an irritant that the body reacts to with an immune response. ...Read more

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How long before tick bites heal?

Extremely: Variable - may be a couple of days or for a tick-bite granuloma it could take months to years. ...Read more

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How do you treat infection from tick bite?

How do you treat infection from tick bite?

Depends on bug: Many "bugs"/microorganisms can be transmitted through tick bites, e.g., babesia, lyme disease, tick typhus, anaplasma etc. It is not the tick bite that needs treatment but the microorganism introduced into the body through the bite. ...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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After antibiotics are taken what will happen to a tick bite?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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After antibiotics are taken what will happen to a tick bite?

Prevent Lyme disease: Antibiotics are sometimes taken after at tick bite if there is a high risk that the tick was the species of tick that is known to carry lyme disease. The antibiotics provide an early treatment of the potential lyme disease carried by the tick bite, since lyme disease in its early, most treatable stages can often be difficult to detect. ...Read more

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Why do tick bites make a hole in skin?

Why do tick bites make a hole in skin?

Fangs: Because the evil little ticks sink their fangs as deep as they can into your skin to get to your blood. When the tick is pulled off they tear a tiny chunk of skin with them. ...Read more

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Does blood clot at tick bite site?

Does blood clot at tick bite site?

It depends: If the tick is still attached, the tick will be secreting enzymes so the blood does not clot and you don't feel the tick bite. Once it has detached, the normal response of the body would be to start clotting. If your blood is slow to clot and you have other symptoms such as bleeding gums after brushing your teeth or easy bruising, you should probably be evaluated by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Can you get swine flu after a tick bite?

Can you get swine flu after a tick bite?

No: Ticks do not spread influenza. People do. Occasionally animals may such as bird flu. ...Read more