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After tick bite 3.2cmx2cm NON-red lump appeared at site of bite. Been there 3mos. Neg lyme dz, had sono, not hernia or lymph node. My 6yo son. Scared?

After tick bite 3.2cmx2cm NON-red lump appeared at site of bite. Been there 3mos. Neg lyme dz, had sono, not hernia or lymph node. My 6yo son. Scared?

Granuloma?: Did US mention any calcium deposits in lump? May be a granuloma. Harmless. Can be removed surgically if unsightly or painful. Might way to talk to plastic or derm surgeon if considering removal. Best of luck with this.

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I have a tick bite scar right next to my pee hole. It's been there for 10 years. It's a small darkish lump with a tiny dot. Can I get rid of the scar?

I have a tick bite scar right next to my pee hole. It's been there for 10 years. It's a small darkish lump with a tiny dot. Can I get rid of the scar?

See a dermatologist: Begin with a diagnosis. If it is an angioma it is easy to fix. Or you may decide to ignore it unless you are going to the nude beach.

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After one week of antibiotics for a tick bite, it still itches and it's a little red and firm, what should I do?

After one week of antibiotics for a tick bite, it still itches and it's a little red and firm, what should I do?

Steroid: Rub in a steroid cream. You may have a tube for poison ivy. Otc Hydrocortisone 1% is weak but may be enough. Don't be afraid to rub in several times a day. No need to wash before or after. If not ok in a week, see a dermatologist. Avoid antiseptics and antibiotics. If you have Bacitracin or neosporin do not use on this. Peroxide or alcohol will make it worse. Do not use a bandage.

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Red raised pussy bump on child after tick bite 7 months ago. Gets larger even after draining well.

Red raised pussy bump on child after tick bite 7 months ago. Gets larger even after draining well.

Boil: This is probably staphylococcal and will need some antibiotic in addition to drainage. See a doctor and have this tended to before it becomes a severe problem. Good luck.

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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.

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.

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I have a tick bite on my scrotum. Its left a red bump and sometimes itches, is this serious?

I have a tick bite on my scrotum. Its left a red bump and sometimes itches, is this serious?

Possibly: Ticks can carry numerous diseases, including rocky mountain spotted fever, lyme disease, borrelia infections, and others. If you develop other symptoms see a doctor asap. If this rash begins to spread outward or resembles a target, go and get treated for lyme disease. Good luck.

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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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I have a red bump on my scrotum from a tick bite that happened years ago. The doctor said it was nothing. They medicine they prescribed didn't help.

I have a red bump on my scrotum from a tick bite that happened years ago. The doctor said it was nothing. They medicine they prescribed didn't help.

So, leave it alone..: A bump of years discloses its benign nature so it would be better off to leave it alone without giving additional irritation. Fact: Life is a process of constant struggle to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty of daily living for survival, growth, & continuation. But, if still in doubt, see Doc for possible surgical removal to witness nothing is free and everything comes with a price.

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I still have a raised red bump 2 weeks after a tick bite. The ring is disappearing with antibiotic oitment. Feeling tired and dizzy at times.

I still have a raised red bump 2 weeks after a tick bite. The ring is disappearing with antibiotic oitment. Feeling tired and dizzy at times.

Need to see doctor: In case you are concerned about Lyme disease, it would be prudent to see your doctor at your earliest. The local antibiotic will not help in controlling Lyme disease.

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How do you cure a tick bite?

How do you cure a tick bite?

Depends: This depends of the nature of the bite and the possible tick-borne illness that may have been transmitted. For most tick illnesses, Doxycycline is the standard but for kids, with lyme disease, Amoxicillin is used.

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How can I avoid a tick bite?

Protect ur self: Repellants w/deet, treatments to clothes and gear with permethrin, and physically denying access with tucked in pants / long-closed sleeves, etc., all encourage ticks to find someone else to munch on.

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How can I treat a tick bite?

How can I treat a tick bite?

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.

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How do you treat a tick bite?

How do you treat a tick bite?

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.

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What can you put on a tick bite?

Tick bite: Ice and Hydrocortisone cream work well. If you are certain it's a tick, you should visit your doctor because you can get a disease from ticks called lyme's disease which is very easy to treat right after a tick bite but nearly impossible to get rid of in later stages.

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Will a tick bite affect eyesight?

Will a tick bite affect eyesight?

Very rarely: There are many infections which can result from a tick bite. In the USA, lyme disease is by far the most common tick associated infection. There have been a variety of different eye complaints that lyme disease patients have reported. The medical science behind eye disease and lyme disease is very poorly understood. Several physicians would be needed to confirm a case of lyme related eye disease.

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What can be done for a tick bite?

What can be done for a tick bite?

Observation mostly: Watch the site for any rashes that may develop around the site or any symptoms that include: other generalized rashes, headaches, high fevers, joint pain, neck pain or stiffness, body aches, eye pain, swollen lymph nodes, disorientation, tremors or muscle jerking, sudden weakness or partial paralysis, loss of coordination, or coma. If any of these symptoms appear, seek immediate medical care.