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What does a bite look like from a tick carrying rocky mountain spotted fever?

What does a bite look like from a tick carrying rocky mountain spotted fever?

Wrist forearm ankle: If infected by the rocky mountain spotted fever bacteria, after 1-2 weeks, a person can get fever & flu-like symptoms. A rash of blanching, pink, non-itchy spots starts on the wrists, forearms, and ankles about 2-5 days after the fever starts. These pink spots eventually become raised bumps. About 6 days after fever began, a rash of petechiae (small blood spots) starts on the palms and soles. ...Read more

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Dr. John Sheehy
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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (Definition)

A disease caused by a specific bacteria carried by ticks. The bacteria infect people through tick bites. Common symptoms include fever, chills, muscle aches, and a characteristic rash that appears a few days after the fever. Antibiotics are usually ...Read more


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Tick bite two times in two months. No symptoms other than the spot itching once and never again. Had Rocky Mountain spotted fever once 25 years ago.

Tick bite two times in two months. No symptoms other than the spot itching once and never again. 

Had Rocky Mountain spotted fever once 25 years ago.

Tick bite: If it was a tick you could easily see - unlikely it was a deer tick. If you have not had any other symptoms likely a benign tick bite. and nothing to worry about. You might want to get a lymes disease titer just to be sure. bu Ok is usually not a hot bed of deer tick and Lyme actvity. good luck ...Read more

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How does one test for rocky mountain spotted fever?

How does one  test for rocky mountain spotted fever?

Blood tests: Rocky mountain spotted fever (rmsf) is a rickettsia (type of bacteria) infection transmitted by a tick bite (usually feeding > several hrs). Symptoms start in 1 week (2-14d range). Treatment is with doxycycline, which is started if rmsf is suspected. Lab tests can confirm the disease later, after treatment has begun. ...Read more

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How does your heart get affected by rocky mountain spotted fever?

How does your heart get affected by rocky mountain spotted fever?

Germ damages organs: Rocky mountain spotted fever (rmsf) is a rickettsia (type of bacteria) infection transmitted by a tick bite. The germ attacks the cells lining the small blood vessels in the body, causing multi-organ damage and maybe death. Many organs including the heart are damaged because damaged blood vessels disrupt the circulation in the vital organs, and damaged or dead cells lead to inflammation in organs. ...Read more

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I'm looking for information on how to deal with chronic Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Is there such a thing?

I'm looking for information on how to deal with chronic Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.  Is there such a thing?

Antibiotic: Rocky Mount spotted fever is caused by spirochete microorganism, Rickettsia rickettsii, tickborne, if not treated can lead to abnormal liver enzyme, bone marrow suppression, chronic joint pain, petechial rash or other autoimmune mediated rheumatologic condition, such as seronegative spondyloarthropathy. The treatment of Rocky Mount spotted fever involves oral tetracycline derivative antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is rocky mountain spotted fever contagious?

Is rocky mountain spotted fever contagious?

Only by tick bites: Rocky mountain spotted fever (rmsf) is a rickettsia (type of bacteria) infection transmitted by a tick bite (feeding > several hrs). Symptoms start in 1 week (2-14d range). The germ attacks the cells lining the small blood vessels in the body, causing multi-organ damage and maybe death. Very rarely, rmsf can be transmitted by a blood transfusion or accidental exposure in an infectious disease lab. ...Read more

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Does rocky mountain spotted fever cause a coma?

Does rocky mountain spotted fever cause a coma?

Yes: Rocky mountain spotted fever is a bacterial infection that causes damage throughout the body, including the central nervous system (brain and nerves). If untreated, it can lead to symptoms of nerve damage, brain damage, and sometimes coma and death. ...Read more

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Can rocky mountain spotted fever be transmitted by semen?

Can rocky mountain spotted fever be transmitted by semen?

It's transmitted: By tick bites, and i've never heard on anyone with ticks in their ejaculate. Sounds like a good b-grade horror movie -- in the genre of "snakes on a plane". ...Read more

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Could someone get rocky mountain spotted fever from a dog?

Could someone get rocky mountain spotted fever from a dog?

RMSF from ticks: Rocky Mountain spotted fever occurs in virtually every state of the U.S. It's actually quite a dangerous disease transmitted by ticks. Certainly a dog could carry a tick (Dermacentor species) that carry the bacteria. Early symptoms of RMSF are non-specific and include fever, nausea/vomiting, headache, feeling 'wiped out' etc. Only later does the rash come out - if feeling sick, see a doc. ...Read more

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Last year I was diagnosed with Mono and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever at the same time. I am still having issues, is this normal?

Last year I was diagnosed with Mono and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever at the same time. I am still having issues, is this normal?

Doesn't seem right: It seems highly unusual to have two infections like this at the same time. Besides, if you're still having issues now -then you need further evaluation. There's nothing wrong with a second opinion. Infectious Diseases doctors are actually well suited to try and figure these problems out. I'd ask for a referral from your primary. Hope you can get some answers and then get on a path to wellness. ...Read more

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I'm planning to donate a kidney to a friend, but had rocky mountain spotted fever as a child. Will this make my antigens unsuitable?

I'm planning to donate a kidney to a friend, but had rocky mountain spotted fever as a child. Will this make my antigens unsuitable?

No.: An infectious disease won't make your hla antigens unsuitable. But any infectious disease has the possibility of transmission from the donor to the recipient. While unlikely in your case, you should discuss this with your transplant team and an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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My mother is suffering severally with rocky mountain spotted fever with no signs of improvement. Becoming hopeless. What to do?

My mother is suffering severally with rocky mountain spotted fever with no signs of improvement. Becoming hopeless. What to do?

She needs to be: Closely monitored by her primary physician and infectious disease specialist. Check out these links. May god bless you both! http://m.naturalnews.com/news/035530_immune_system_herbs_spices.html. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/rocky-mountain-spotted-fever/ds00600. ...Read more

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