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Tick bite. When should I be worried about this?

Tick bite. When should I be worried about this?

Tick bite: After a tick bite, individuals may develop any of these symptoms that may be due to the organism that the tick transmits during its bite:
flu-like symptoms, fever, numbness, rash (these vary according to the pathogen transmitted by the tick), confusion, weakness, pain and swelling in the joints, palpitations, paralysis, shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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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Tick bite, should I be worried? What to look for?

Tick bite: After a tick bite, individuals may develop any of these symptoms that may be due to the organism that the tick transmits during its bite:
flu-like symptoms, fever, numbness, rash (these vary according to the pathogen transmitted by the tick), confusion, weakness, pain and swelling in the joints, palpitations, paralysis, shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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I have what looks like a tick bite. I'm on Doxycycline already, but swelling only diminishing a little each day. Should I be worried?

I have what looks like a tick bite. I'm on Doxycycline already, but swelling only diminishing a little each day. Should I be worried?

See a dermatologist: How long on doxicycline? Dose? Why? Do you have erythema migrans, a local reaction to a tick, or something else? Did you remove the tick yourself? What kind of tick? Or do you just assume it was a tick never actually seen? ...Read more

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I have had a large (3" diameter) itchy purple bruise develop around a tick bite within 24 hours. Should I be worried about Lyme?

I have had a large (3" diameter) itchy purple bruise develop around a tick bite within 24 hours. Should I be worried about Lyme?

No, you are having an: allergic reaction to the ticks saliva. Put hydrocortisone cream on it. It should get better in next few days. If it does not, see your Dr. If the tick was not attached for 24 hrs, little chance of lyme disease. ...Read more

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My son has a bite of some sort on his leg. My husband and I believe it may be a tick bite but are both unsure. Should we be worried?

My son has a bite of some sort on his leg. My husband and I believe it may be a tick bite but are both unsure. Should we be worried?

Let me explain: Some ticks transmit bacteria that cause illnesses such as lyme disease or rocky mountain spotted fever. Your risk of contracting one of these diseases depends on where you live or travel to, how much time you spend in wooded areas.
See your doctor if you develop:
a rash
a fever
a stiff neck
muscle aches
joint pain and inflammation
swollen lymph nodes
flu-like symptoms
light sensitivity ...Read more

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Do you think I should be worried about a tick bite on the very edge of my eyelid?

Yes: Tick bites of the eyelid can be the source pof tick borne infection such as lyme disease and can also become secondarily infected. ...Read more

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A tick bite I have been 2 tick in bed ED in my skin?

A tick bite I have been 2 tick in bed ED in my skin?

True tick bites: Are a concern as they can carry infections, so I would get into your doctor and have them removed and evaluated for any possible infection including lyme's disease ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How can I avoid a tick bite?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What does tick bite look like?

What does tick bite look like?

See below: They vary in appearance, but often, the bite will often go unnoticed. If the tick was attached for less than 24-48 hours, the likelihood that you have contracted a disease is almost zero (i never say never). But watch for signs like a rash at the tick bite site, headaches, fevers, muscle aches, chills, fatigue, malaise, nausea and vomiting. If these occur, see you doctor. ...Read more

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What does a tick bite look like?

Insect bite: Ticks are insects and leave bite marks. You may see head parts in the skin if not the whole body lodged in the skin. Initially, a tick bite could cause a small area of redness and swelling and bruising. The developing rash could be rounded and can extend outward in days to weeks and could indicate lyme disease. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more