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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)

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