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Do ticks bury themselves beneath the skin or do they stay on the surface? I try to do tick checks several times a day, but i notice a bump under the skin that is red and inflamed and i'm concerned it might be a tick.

Chiggers : Chiggers (trombiculidae) are mites found in the midwest and southeast United States. Their bite can cause a red bump with intense itching. Chiggers don't bury themselves or lay eggs under the skin. They inject digestive enzymes and may remain attached to the skin for several days. They are very hard to see with the naked eye. ...Read more

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Tick bite continue to itch 4 mos after bite...took doxycillin immed after bite "just in case." No other symptoms, no evid of tick borne illnesses or cellulitis. Piece of tick still under the skin?

Tick bite continue to itch 4 mos after bite...took doxycillin immed after bite "just in case." No other symptoms, no evid of tick borne illnesses or cellulitis. Piece of tick still under the skin?

Good question.: No risk for tick borne illness here. Is there any type of rash at the wound site? An embedded part of the tick would fester a little under the skin and may become a little red and painful until the skin pushes it out or it's broken down. If you have been washing it over and over or scratching it I'd say eczema, neurodermatitis or scabies it possible without any other rash or lesions. See doc. ...Read more

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My husband has a tick bite with a really bad burning feeling and black spot under the skin where he pulled the tick out. Could he have Lyme disease?

My husband has a tick bite with a really bad burning feeling and black spot under the skin where he pulled the tick out. Could he have Lyme disease?

Deer tick?: Some deer ticks transmit lyme disease. The tick must be in the skin for 2 days before it can cause lyme disease. Doxycycline or minocycline 200mg single dose within 2 days of removal of a tick prevents lyme disease almost every time. Not a deer tick? Lyme is not in the conversation. A local reaction to the tick is common but not lyme disease. If the black dot is part of the tick, your body will ta ...Read more

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What do tumors look like under the skin?

What do tumors look like under the skin?

Unclear question: A tumor under the skin would appear as a lump that may be visible and palpable. ...Read more

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What does a pimple look like under the.Skin?

What does a pimple look like under the.Skin?

Here's a great: Diagram: http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=diagram+pimple&qpvt=diagram+pimple&form=igre#view=detail&id=32ff6da58f7694790ebf62e78d69411cda7882a8&selectedindex=2.

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How does a tick look like on your skin?

How does a tick look like on your skin?

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

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Tiny red spots on skin. Kinda look like tiny cuts and maybe bleeding under the skin. What could this be?.

Tiny red spots on skin. Kinda look like tiny cuts and maybe bleeding under the skin. What could this be?.

Petechiae?: This sounds like petechiae, which actually is small volume bleeding just under the skin. This should be examined by a provider- petechiae have several causes but can be present with platelet disorders, that can affect blood clotting. Occasionally severe infections can cause petechiae, but most people at that stage wouldn't be on healthtap- they'd be in the icu! ...Read more

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Hard white bumps that appear to be under the skin of the labia minora. Look like white heads, only visible when the skin is stretched and do not pop.

Hard white bumps that appear to be under the skin of the labia minora. Look like white heads, only visible when the skin is stretched and do not pop.

Does this help?: Here's a whole article on the subject... http://blogs.webmd.com/womens-health/2008/02/what-are-those-little-white-bumps.html. ...Read more

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