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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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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Yesterday noticed red tender bump on thigh, no itch. Today has bullseye appearance whole thing quarter sized. Thought pimple first. No known tick bite.

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

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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?

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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.

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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?

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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.

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What could be the worst effects of a tick bite?

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.

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Can a tick bite be fatal?

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.