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Swollen Tick Bite Itchy Red
Can a slightly raised rash that is brightly red with a hint of small pus be a tick bite? It is not itchy.
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 2 more doctor answers
2 dog tick bites, ticks removed. 3-4 weeks ago. Doxycyline hyclate 6 days. Bites still red, itchy, inflamed, oozing. Can't see derm for 2 months. Help?
I have a tick bite. Swollen & red with thin red lines extending outward. Do I need to be seen to have it checked?
Yes: Get to the Urgent care closest to you or the ER. You do not want to wait on this one. At the least they can diagnose the problem and risks and offer treatment as appropriate. Always be on alert for deer tick bites -- easily treated early , but can be very debilitating if not treated. Good Luck -- Go Go. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My partner may have a tick bite on his back, it looked like it, i pooled it out, the arear is red and a bit swollen, do s hi need to se a doctor?
I was bit by a tick 16 weeks ago. The symptoms have not gone away. The bite itself hurts but the skin around it is red, swollen and itchy. Lyme dis?
Bit by a Tick: I am sorry you have waited 16 weeks! You must call your Primary doctor immediately. If he/she cannot see you for a day or so, please have a friend or family take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer