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Tick Bite On Penis And Penis And Balls Have Been Swollen For 3 Days
I would be: Inclined to encourage you to get this medically evaluated as it may not be a tick or bug bite on that location. ...Read more
I got a tick bite on my penis and im to scared to tell anyone but when I took it off it started to turn red and itch and swell just want to know if im ok there's no bulls eye and I don't have the tick
I agree with the other doctor who wrote to you. It's important to talk with someone about this, because ticks are known to carry a number of infections, such as lyme disease, babesia, and other bacterias. Generally they are slow growing infections and the symptoms can sneak up on you, or come and go over time. It would be a good idea to discuss this with your parents or a doctor. They might decide to give you a few weeks of antibiotic treatment to prevent a chronic infection.
dr. Tedde rinker
los altos, ca. ...Read more
My partner may have a tick bite on his back, it looked like it, I pooled it out, the arear is red and a bit swollen, do s hi need to se a doctor?
Tick bites: It is important to remove the tick as soon as it is noticed. Area of tick bite should be washed daily with soap and water. Expect some redness and swelling at the bite site, but less than the size of a dime. See doctor promptly if signs of local infection occur: redness/ swelling bigger than a dime, pus, red streaks spreading from the bite. Followup for tetanus shot if last shot >10 yrs ago. ...Read more
I have a tick bite. Swollen & red with thin red lines extending outward. Do I need to be seen to have it checked?
Yes: Get to the Urgent care closest to you or the ER. You do not want to wait on this one. At the least they can diagnose the problem and risks and offer treatment as appropriate. Always be on alert for deer tick bites -- easily treated early, but can be very debilitating if not treated. Good Luck -- Go. ...Read more
It is infected PLUS Tick bites may be the first indication for LYME infection... Antibiotics may be needed. Suggest you consult with your Family or Primary Care Provider.
A simple blood test is helpful so a "hands on" consultation is suggested!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
I had a tick bite me on the lower back of my head and now there's a big knot behind my ear on my head and a swollen node. Should I go to dr?
Watch: Remove the tick if required by the right means. Report any fever or systemic illness to your physician with a note that you had a tick bite. Watch for reddening at the site especially if rings form -- this would be lyme disease. Don't let this mishap keep you from enjoying the outdoors but consider wearing some repellant. Good luck. ...Read more
Can a tick bite on the back of the head cause a nearby lymph node to swell up and become bone hard?
Yes,it possibly: Could. I would wait and see if it softens over time. IIf it does not, see a Dr. ...Read more
My husband had a tick on hos penis yesterday and he used cortisone cream. This morning he is swollen and uncomfortable. What can he do for relief?
Be assessed: I'm unsure how long the tick was attached or if it is now off? Keep the area clean and use neosporin and see his doctor now for antibiotics to prevent further disease. All the best. ...Read more
Bullseye rash?: It is common for the area immediately around the bite to be red, but if there is a clear area around that surrounded by a red ring that is a sure sign of Lyme. A single dose of doxycycline after 10 days would be worthless. ILADS (the association of Lyme specialists) recommends 200 mg of doxycycline 2x/day for 30 days. A tick bite can also cause Babesia, Bartonella, Ehrlichia & other infections. ...Read more
Healing of tick bite extremely slow. Still, painful. Using Bactraban. Was bitten 4 weeks ago. Have been on antibiotics for 15 days after bite.
Discovered a rash 24-48 hours after a tick bite (size 10-15 cm). Doctor prescribed Penicillin for 10 days. No other symptoms. Is the prognosis good?
It all depends on how long the Tick was attached and if the rash was typical for erythema marginatum. Typically, if there is strong suspicion for tick disease the antibiotic used is Doxycycline, unless there is an allergy.
There is an excellent website at the CDC that reviews management. Blood work is always available to look for Lyme disease. ...Read more
Tick bite- turned black and itchy (5 days old). I pulled the tick out all the way, and there are no other symptoms or discoloration. Cause 4 concern?
I have a tick bite that is 5 days old. It's mildly tender, mildly itchy and looks like a large mosquito bite. I'm not in a Lyme disease region.
Tick borne illnesses: Include many things besides just Lyme. However, most often, a local reaction to a tick bite is simply inflammation; an expanding, red area of tenderness can be cellulitis (a skin infection, often caused by staph bacteria). If it is worsening or you develop a fever, please seek medical attention for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Switched to doxycycline for possible rocky mountain spooted fever symtoms- tick bite was end of april. Is it to late if I start doxy 2mrrw for 10 days?
The big unknown: Doxy is best started per recommendations of the CDC and others within the first 5 days of infection. The benefits of delayed treatment in the post-acute stages are unclear. Not alot of literature or research that I've ever found on delayed treatment. The RMSF antibody titers may give your doctor some guidance. ...Read more
I'm not sure if it's a tick bite but i have a pimple on my neck but it looks like a mole and won't pop I cant see it very well and I noticed it 2 days ag?
About two months ago I got a tick bite between my toes. It still has flareups of itchiness at random intervals (days to weeks between). It turns red when scratched, but there is no rash or other known symptoms. Could it be scarred tissue?
Just a thought:
But the area between the toes COLLECTS DIRT like a MAGNET...clean the area daily with a soft Q TIP (Cotton swab) You may want to also swab withan OTC (Over the Counter) cortisone cream! Try this for a week-10 days .if this does not resolve your problem you need a "hand on" examination ....start with your PCP or Family Physician!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
After a tick bite, I had two days of headache and fatigue. No rash or fever. Potential lyme disease?
15 month old had tick bite 10 days ago. Today very tearful and vomited once. No fever. No rash. Maybe teething. Can vomiting be due to tick?
Should I go to the doctor for a tick bite? Very small Tick removed 2 days ago. Red itchy rash at site of tick bite. Applied cortisone cream.
See DR: Tiny tick= risk for Lyme disease. You have a local reaction to the tick. There is good evidence for using a single dose of antibiotic, typically 200mg Doxycycline (I prefer minocycline) within 48 hrs after discovery of a deer tick to prevent Lyme. You need to be alert and ready for possible Lyme during the next 3 weeks. Unfortunately the blood tests are not reliable and sometimes the primary erytm ...Read more
How big is a tick bite that can cause Lyme disease? I have a bite, but am not sure if its from a tick. What do tick bites look like?
Let me help: A small, red bump may appear at the site of the tick bite. This small bump is normal after a tick bite and doesn't indicate lyme disease. However, over the next few days, the redness may expand forming a rash in a bull's-eye pattern, with a red outer ring surrounding a clear area. ...Read more
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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