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Tick Bite Blister
What is the best way to treat seed tick bites that have blistered? Currently using hydrocortisone cream.
Tick Bite: Thoroughly cleanse the bite area with soap and water or a mild disinfectant. Observe the area for several days for development of a reaction to the bite, such as a rash or signs of infection. Apply first-aid antibiotic cream to the area. Application of an antibiotic to the area may help prevent a local infection but usually does not affect the chance of developing diseases transmitted by the tick. ...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 don't ignore and follow it with your physician. ...Read more
Bite can lead to LD: Tick bites may transmit a variety of illnesses if the tick has been infected with a germ that uses the tick as a carrier. Rocky mountain spotted fever, tick bite fever & lime disease are some of the diseases that can be passed by ticks. Not all ticks carry diseases and not all bites will pass the germ. ...Read more
Get Checked: Some tick bites can result in pretty severe consequences. See a doc right away and relate your history so that the appropriate measures can be started. ...Read more
3-28 days: A tick bite can transmit the organism that causes lyme, which can lead to a characteristic circular rash around the tick bite, beginning a few days to a few weeks after the exposure. Early treatment of Lyme disease with antibiotics is important to prevent complications of late Lyme disease. ...Read more
No: Only deer ticks carry the lyme organism, wood ticks do not. Not all deer ticks are infected. The characteristic rash is sometimes easy to miss. ...Read more
Probably not: If after two years there has been no problem other than a raised scar - you probably have no infection, but a dermatologist might help you feel certain and even might be able to remove it. Best! ...Read more
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 more
Look for body ticks: Symptoms of tick borne illness are varied depending on the tick vector and diseases carried. If you see any attached ticks and do not know how long they have been attached or any rashes, severe headaches, joint or muscle aches, neck stiffness or are just worried, see you primary doctor for a physical exam and lab testing asap. ...Read more
If you had fatigue and aches after a tick bite, how long would it last- would you just keep getting worse until treated?
That depends: We don't have much information. In some areas of the country Lyme Disease can occur. In the US tick bites have potential for transmitting a number of diseases: Lyme Disease, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Borrelia mayonii, Borrelia miyamotoi, Colorado tick fever, Ehrlichiosism, Powassan disease, Heartland virus, Rickettsia parkeri rickettsiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), Tickborne relapsing ...Read more
Healing of tick bite extremely slow. Still painful. Using Bactraban. Was bitten 4 weeks ago. Have been on antibiotics for 15 days after bite.
I had a tick bite 5yrs ago with red ring around it. Tested neg for Lyme 1 wk after bite. Many strange symptoms since. Could I still have lyme?
Have you been...: Retested for lyme borreliosis after that original test? What strange symptoms have you had? Do you live in an area where lyme is endemic? ...Read more
My eyesight has improved recently after an adverse reaction to a tick bite. Is this unusual? I can see almost normally for the 1st time in years.
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
I have a two and a half old tick bite that is red, about the size of a silver dollar. It has a lesion in the middle. It itches and burns. Any advic?
Lyme disease: The diagnosis of early Lyme disease can be made solely on clinical grounds if the characteristic erythema migrans lesion is present in a patient who lives in or has recently traveled to an area that is endemic for Lyme disease. ...Read more
Tick bite: After safe removal of tick, wash hands & wound with soap & hot water. Can relieve pain by use of ice pack. Garlic can be eaten or applied to wound to hasten healing. Tea tree oil relieves itching. Seek medical attention if you develop bullseye (red circle), rash, fever or emesis. Triamcinolone cream is sometimes prescribed to hasten healing. ...Read more
Tick bite: Before seeking medical attention, you should note the appearance and characteristics of the tick and remove it with fine tweezers, being careful not to rupture the abdomen (if engorged). If bitten by a deer tick, your doctor will either observe and treat if symptoms/signs of disease develop or treat immediately with preventive antibiotics. ...Read more