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Tick On Skin For More Than 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I found a small tick attached to my nipple. I think it was only there for less than 24 hours,but could have been there for 48 hours. It has quite a bi?
I have had a large (3" diameter) itchy purple bruise develop around a tick bite within 24 hours. Should I be worried about Lyme?
Remove it gently: First of all...Don't panic! ticks are common, and most bites are harmless, but you do want to remove them because they can spread disease. The easiest way to remove the tick is to take tweezers, grab the tick at the head or mouth (closest to the skin), and apply gentle pressure upwards (away from skin). Do not use a match or petrolatum, since this will cause the tick to burrow deeper. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Varies on the size of the tick. Some are large and obvious and others like ixodes species - deer ticks. These can be so small in the juvenile form and not much larger in the adult for than a pinpoint. Therefore, extensive tick skin surveys are always recommended in highly endemic areas. ...Read more
Yes: Some can cause rocky mountain spotted fever or lyme disease or other diseases. Remove ticks as soon as you discover one on you and put it in a container to bring with you to the doctor if you get a bull eye rash or any other symptoms. They will be able to send it to the state lab or cdc to determine if it was infected. ...Read more
See below: This is a hard to answer but great question. Depending on how big the tick is will help determine the difficulty of whether the whole tick and head is removed. The smaller the tick the harder it is to tell without a really good magnifying glass. If a dark spot is left after removing the tick, part of the head may still be there, but his might be blood too. Best advise - watch for rash at site. ...Read more
Check with Ag Extens: It can be very difficult identifying ticks that are removed from the body. Sometimes only parts of the tick body are removed. Check with one's state agricultural extension to seek the common ticks in the area and pictures. ...Read more
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