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Spot Tick Bite
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
What does a tick bite look like and what does it look like if its Lyme disease and what are the symptoms got bit a month ago and spot still there?
Appearance varies: A tick bite can be invisible after the tick detaches, or leave a red spot. When lyme is in the tick, often (but not always) a red rash spreads out in a circle (can be other shapes too) and is often clearing from the center outward. Called a "bull's eye" rash because of its appearance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does a tick bite look like after 2-3 weeks? I have a round spot on my ankle that is pink and there is dry skin in a circle around the area.
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?
Deer tick?: Some deer ticks transmit lyme disease. The tick must be in the skin for 2 days before it can cause lyme disease. Doxycycline or minocycline 200mg single dose within 2 days of removal of a tick prevents lyme disease almost every time. Not a deer tick? Lyme is not in the conversation. A local reaction to the tick is common but not lyme disease. If the black dot is part of the tick, your body will ta ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tick bite two times in two months. No symptoms other than the spot itching once and never again.
Had Rocky Mountain spotted fever once 25 years ago.
Tick bite: If it was a tick you could easily see - unlikely it was a deer tick. If you have not had any other symptoms likely a benign tick bite. and nothing to worry about. You might want to get a lymes disease titer just to be sure. bu Ok is usually not a hot bed of deer tick and Lyme actvity. good luck ...Read more
Do I need antibiotic for tick bites o think lone star tick had white spot on it will i know when need antibiotic got myself in panic ?
Yes, BUT.: The bite of a tick itself won't kill you; an uninfected tick can't transmit disease. Almost all tick-borne illnesses are treatable with antibiotics if caught in time or treated shortly after the bite. Be vigilant about insect repellant (the CDC has good suggestions) and tick checks to minimize harm. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection or reactio: Sounds like you might have localized reaction to or possibly an infection from tick bite. Best to go see your Family Doc for appropriate treatment. Go to ER if fevers, headache, spreading rash, difficulty breathing etc. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-tick-bites/basics/art-20056671 for info on how to respond to tick bites. ...Read more