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What does the spot after a tick bite look like?

What does the spot after a tick bite look like?

Erythema Migrans: The rash may not be noticed at first, but will usually starts as a small spot that expands as a reddish-pink ring that can get quite large. This is associated with lyme disease, and if you think you may have this rash, even if you don't remember a tick bite, see your physician immediately. ...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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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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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?

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 more

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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.

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.

Possible: It does sound like a possible tick bite. You could possibly take a picture and submit with your question, or perhaps a better idea would be to let your primary care doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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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

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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

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Do I have a tick bite?

Do I have a tick bite?

ANYBODY'S guess: Do I have a vampire bite? Did you find a tick embedded in your skin? Do you have some sort of sore on your skin which you neglected to describe? ...Read more

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Can someone die from a tick bite?

Can someone die from a tick bite?

No: The bite of a tick is not fatal. Ticks can transmit diseases which can be serous or fatal but the bite itself is not fatal. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a tick bite?

Often not: Have you developed a rash in the area? Redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, warmth, or drainage? Any generalized body symptoms? ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a tick bite like?

Depends: On the disease transmitted. There are many similar symptoms but there are also unique to the disease symptoms as well. Talk to your doctor about specific disease symptoms. ...Read more

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What could be the worst effects of a tick bite?

Death: Many tick-borne illnesses if not treated could lead to death, like rocky mountain spotted fever. ...Read more

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Can a tick bite be fatal?

Can a tick bite be fatal?

Lyme disease: Yes- lyme disease and rocky mountain spotted fever. Rare but does happen. Seek medical attention-now. ...Read more

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Will a tick bite kill you?

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 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?

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 is the tick bite danger season?

What is the tick bite danger season?

April-September: During spring and summer. .. When we [and the ticks] are enjoying the gorgeous weather. ...Read more

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Do you know why my tick bite bubbled?

Do you know why my tick bite bubbled?

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

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If a tick bite bleed what does it mean?

If a tick bite bleed what does it mean?

Ticks, bleeding: A bleeding tick bite means that the tick has bitten deeply enough to penetrate some blood vessels, making it easier to contract tick-borne illnesses. This is the way a person can contract the illnesses caused by tick bites. ...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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How long does itching last for tick bite?

How long does itching last for tick bite?

It depends: If no tick body parts are stuck under the skin, the itch usually is gone in under a week. If the head broke off, under the skin, and is not removed, the itch could last much longer, and the area could get infected. The head could be removed with help of a local anaesthetic. ...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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How cna I tell if it's a weal or a tick bite?

How cna I tell if it's a weal or a tick bite?

Let me help you: This picture for a tick bite. A weal 1.A red, swollen mark left on flesh by a blow or pressure. ...Read more

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Red circle around tick bite is target, right?

Red circle around tick bite is target, right?

Can be: A bite from a tick that transmit diseases like lyme disease can present with a surrounding red ring that spreads out from the bite site. This is called erythema migrans and is the cardinal sign of a lyme disease infection. But there are other reasons why redness could present around stick bite site. The important point here is to be seen by a physician for evaluation and treatment as needed. ...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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What should I do if I think my baby has a tick bite?

What should I do if I think my baby has a tick bite?

Observe: Wash the area make sure no other ticks are on body watch for reddness inflammation or rash at site of the bite seek medical care if inflammation should develope. ...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