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What is protocol for suspicion of tick bite in heavy deer and dog tick areas of new england?

What is protocol for suspicion of tick bite in heavy deer and dog tick areas of new england?

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

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Tick Bite (Definition)

Watch for the symptoms of tick-borne diseases in the weeks following a tick bite -- muscle or joint aches, stiff neck, headache, weakness, fever, swollen lymph nodes, and other flu-like symptoms. Watch for a red spot or rash starting at the ...Read more


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After being treated for a tick bite, is it normal go continue to itch in that same area.?

After being treated for a tick bite, is it normal go continue to itch in that same area.?

Possible: Tick bites can be very reactive. Depending on your particular sensitivity to bites, you could have itching for 2-3 weeks or more. Perhaps you should use some topical steroid cream and some antihistamines and an ice pack. If this persists, you should be seen, especially if there is rash that continues to get bigger, if there is streaking, heat or fever or enlarged lymph nodes. Don't hesitate! ...Read more

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What does a tick bite look like on a human?

What does a tick bite look like on a human?

Tick bite: If the tick is actually biting when you see it, it will be a small brown or black bug attached by his legs and mouthparts to your body. Black text are about 4 mm across or bigger and deer ticks or brown ticks about 3 mm across. After biting you may have a small growing red spot which itches somewhat for over subsequent days; you could actually develop a larger round spot. See a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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How long after a tick bite might it take for symptoms to appear if you got something from it? It was attached at least 24 hours.

How long after a tick bite might it take for symptoms to appear if you got something from it? It was attached at least 24 hours.

Varies: Depending upon the type of tick, the region of the country and the type of disease you may be concerned about the incubation period may be as long as 10-14 days. Talking about rocky mt. Spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, lyme disease, babesiosis, california encephalitis, some forms of borrellia and other infections, in addition to tick paralysis. This could take a book to answer. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What's the best thing to put on a tick bite?

What's the best thing to put on a tick bite?

See below: If itchy, Benadryl or Hydrocortisone but if a rash is developing or other symptoms like fever, headaches, muscle or joint aches, chills, malaise, nausea or vomiting, then get seen by a physician asap. ...Read more

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How should one go about treating a tick bite?

None needed: Tick bites are not usually much of a problem. Sometimes you can get a infection at the site of the bite, so if you see redness and swelling at the site of a bite contact your doctor. Rarely, ticks can transmit illnesses such as lyme, ehrlichia, rocky mountain spotted fever and others. These infections make you quite sick and require medication when you have sypmtoms. ...Read more

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What should I put on my skin after a tick bite?

Tick : Topical corticosteroid reduces redness and swelling. If the area shows expanding redness or pain, see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a tick bite?

Visual ID: Unless you see the tick , there is nothing specific; however, there is a typical rash called erythema migrans that gives a clue that a tick may have been there. ...Read more

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