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What Does An Infected Tick Bite Look Like
No different: There is no way to tell infected vs noninfected deer tick bites by merely looking at them. However, if you see the typical bulls-eye rash, think lyme disease. All deer tick bites should assume to carry the lyme organism and should be treated with Doxycycline without waiting for blood test results or clinical lyme symptoms. ...Read more
Tick bite: The treatment of a given tick exposure will depend on the length of attachment, the type of tick, the diseases that are seen in the community, and the symptoms developed by the person. Specific medical treatment depends on the pathogen (s) transmitted in the tick bite. For example, in adults, if one suspects lyme disease, Doxycycline or Amoxicillin or Cefuroxime axetil, or emycin (erythromycin) is used. ...Read more
I'm taking doxycycline and ciprofloxacin together after getting an infected tick bite in Zimbabwe. Now have foot pain, swelling and cramping. Reaction?
Possibly: It is possible it is a reaction to one of the medications, the other possibilities are it is related to the infection you are being treated for, or that you have another condition which had not yet been diagnosed. It would be wise to be seen and fully evaluated for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
My 7 yr old has an infected looking pimple on her torso with a pinpoint size dot in middle now for few days could it be a tick bite? No bullseye
Possible: The pinsized dot may be a tick. Have her checked. The bullseye rash does not appear immediately. All the best. ...Read more
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
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
Erythema Migrans: The rash may not be noticed at first, but will usually starts as a small spot that expands as a reddish-pink ring that can get quite large. This is associated with lyme disease, and if you think you may have this rash, even if you don't remember a tick bite, see your physician immediately. ...Read more
Tick bite: If the tick is actually biting when you see it, it will be a small brown or black bug attached by his legs and mouthparts to your body. Black text are about 4 mm across or bigger and deer ticks or brown ticks about 3 mm across. After biting you may have a small growing red spot which itches somewhat for over subsequent days; you could actually develop a larger round spot. See a doctor immediately. ...Read more
What does a tick bite look like and what does it look like if its Lyme disease and what are the symptoms got bit a month ago and spot still there?
Appearance varies: A tick bite can be invisible after the tick detaches, or leave a red spot. When lyme is in the tick, often (but not always) a red rash spreads out in a circle (can be other shapes too) and is often clearing from the center outward. Called a "bull's eye" rash because of its appearance. ...Read more
What does a tick bite look like after 2-3 weeks? I have a round spot on my ankle that is pink and there is dry skin in a circle around the area.
Nothing: Tick bites, sites where the tick feeds, are only superficial ...Read more
Tick Bite: There may be no significant reaction. See: http://www. Tickbites. Net/what-do-tick-bites-look-like-tick-bite-pictures/ ...Read more
I am experiencing tick bite so what is a normal reaction to a tick bite and what does it look like?
Tick Bite: Hopefully, there won't be any significant reaction. I stumbled along this site which I found helpful: http://www. Tickbites. Net/what-do-tick-bites-look-like-tick-bite-pictures/. It you have a bull's eye lesion, or there appears to be infection (enlarging area of redness, warmth, pain, swelling, red streaking or fever with purulent drainage) - then that is a problem. ...Read more
How big is a tick bite that can cause Lyme disease? I have a bite, but am not sure if it’s from a tick. What do tick bites look like?
Let me help: A small, red bump may appear at the site of the tick bite. This small bump is normal after a tick bite and doesn't indicate lyme disease. However, over the next few days, the redness may expand forming a rash in a bull's-eye pattern, with a red outer ring surrounding a clear area. ...Read more
I got a bite of some sort. Got it checked and had meds that took it away. It came back and it looks like a tick bite w/o bullseye. Could it be a tick?
Not quite sure if it's a tick bite but looks like an insect or spider bite of some kind. Has been slowly growing bigger. This happened in Thailand.?
Since it is growing and happened in another country;
GO to the emergency department and get evaluated now not tomorrow. ...Read more
Remove tick: Get tweezers, clean tweezer with antiseptic, grab tic as close to skin as possible and pull gently so as not to remove the head parts. Wash area with antiseptic soap. Keep tick to show dr. Most ticks do not carry dangerous diseases and you dr can log on to "up to date" and compare your tick to bad ones. ...Read more
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