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Tick Bite Bullseye
Tick bite/bullseye rash and exposure to mold concurrently; gone from post nasal drip to chronic sinusitus to asthma. Type of doctor I should find?
My 7 yr old has an infected looking pimple on her torso with a pinpoint size dot in middle now for few days could it be a tick bite? No bullseye
Possible: The pinsized dot may be a tick. Have her checked. The bullseye rash does not appear immediately. All the best.
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 4 more doctor answers
Mom found tick in house. Don't usually have bugs in house. Bullseye bruise on chest. Didn't see tick bite me. Should I get it checked out? Definitely bruise colored ring, not red ring.
YES!!!: Sounds like a classic lesion. If your healthcare provider agrees, s/he will want to start you on an antibiotic regimen immediately. Regimen will vary by geographic location.
Yesterday noticed red tender bump on thigh, no itch. Today has bullseye appearance whole thing quarter sized. Thought pimple first. No known tick bite.
Rash bulls eye: Have your doctor check it out. Take a picture of it for the record.' It may look different when you get in to see the doctor. Should be checked for Lyme's disease with Lyme titers
I am experiencing tick bite and bruising. The following also describes me: Painful swollen joints. What should I do? The bruising is next to the bite but not a surrounding and not the bullseye that is commonly seen with lyme disease
Significant symptoms: Tick bites can cause very serious diseases and should not be ignored. Get an appointment with your family physician and/or an infectious disease physician NOW!!
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.See 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.See 1 more doctor answer