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Tick Bite (Definition)

A circular rash at the site of a tick bite may be a sign of ...Read more


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I got a bite of some sort. Got it checked and had meds that took it away. It came back and it looks like a tick bite w/o bullseye. Could it be a tick?

I got a bite of some sort. Got it checked and had meds that took it away. It came back and it looks like a tick bite w/o bullseye. Could it be a tick?

Lyme disease: Depending upon what this looks like you may want to be treated for possible Lyme disease. Show this to an experienced clinician, hopefully one who has seen Lyme previously, and if they suggest treatment, do it. Good luck and get better soon. ...Read more

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Also do bullseye tick bites get bigger or stay the same?

Also do bullseye tick bites get bigger or stay the same?

See below: Usually, if you have a tick bite which then becomes a bulls-eye in appearance, this is the hallmark sign for lyme disease and the bulls-eye will usually increase in size and will need to be treated with antibiotics. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Can the bullseye rash develop in one day from a tick bite?

Can the bullseye rash develop in one day from a tick bite?

14 days: The bullseye rash of lyme disease takes about 14 days to show up. You could have an allergic reaction to a bug bite that will develop within a day. Infection from a bite, not lyme disease, starts getting worse after about 2-3 days. ...Read more

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I have the bullseye rash around a tick bite but no other symptoms of Lyme disease. Should i still get a test done?

I have the bullseye rash around a tick bite but no other symptoms of Lyme disease. Should i still get a test done?

Get Rx & blood test!: A bullseye rash around a tick bite is considered proof of lyme disease.If you do not have symptoms yet, you almost certainly will over time. It takes time for a blood test to turn positive & you should not wait for this; the earlier you start treatment the better the outcome.Many lyme specialists advise Doxycycline 200 mg 2x/day for a month to be safe.Also get tested for co-infections like babesia. ...Read more

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I have a bullseye rash around a tick bite but do not have any other symptoms of Lyme disease. Do I need to get a blood test?

I have a bullseye rash around a tick bite but do not have any other symptoms of Lyme disease. Do I need to get a blood test?

Not just Lyme: Avoid being "lyme-centric"! depending on geography, there are several other tick borne diseases ( e.g. Anaplasmosis, babesia, human monocytic or granulocytic erlichiosis) that co-infects with lyme (caused by b. Burgdorferi), or else , the diagnosis is something other than lyme (eg. Relapsing fever caused by b. Hermsii & southern tick -associated rash illness [stari] caused by a diffferent tick. ...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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What are the symptoms of a tick bite like?

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