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What is the difference between a tick bite and a mosquito bite?

What is the difference between a tick bite and a mosquito bite?

Ticks stay on...: ...For a long time (hours to days). Their bites are painless and itchless, and easily missed, especially if covered by hair. Mosquitoes, of course, bite once, fly away, and cause itchy bites. ...Read more

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Mosquito Bite (Definition)

Mosquito bites usually are not very visible on skin unless there is an allergic reaction or an infection following the bite. Allergic reaction will cause a redness white an infection may ...Read more


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How can you tell the difference between a mosquito or spider bite infection vs a tick bite infection?

How can you tell the difference between a mosquito or spider bite infection vs a tick bite infection?

Limited space: Though spider, tick or mosquito bites can sometimes cause infection, the vast majority of them will not. A limited local inflammatory response can be expected from any of these. Symptoms exceeding this should be examined by a physician. 'spider bites' have become a common er complaint over the last several years, when in fact most of these are skin abscesses. ...Read more

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How do I know the difference between a tick bite and a bug bite?

How do I know the difference between a tick bite and a bug bite?

Ticks are attached: More often than not, if it's a tick, it'll be attached to you. Otherwise it would be difficult to tell. Both tick bites and bites from other arthropods can cause a little local inflammatory response. If one picked up a tick-borne disease, then other symptoms would occur beyond just a small local reaction. In that case, one should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hives and a tick bite?

What is the difference between hives and a tick bite?

Hives last < 1 day: Hives & insect bites itch but otherwise are very different. Bites last for days. A hive fades away in hours although it may be replaced by other hives. Tick bites are usually solitary; you'll usually have a lot of hives. Bites are red, raised, hot & hard. There may be two indentations close together where the tick inserted its teeth. Hives are raised, warm with pale centers and red edges. ...Read more

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Got bit by a tick yesterday. Have a small red itchy bump where the tick bit me (like a mosquito bite). Should I go see my doctor about it?

Got bit by a tick yesterday. Have a small red itchy bump where the tick bit me (like a mosquito bite). Should I go see my doctor about it?

Absolutely: because of the possibility of your getting Lyme disease , caused by bacteria transmitted by ticks. You may need diagnostic tests and antibiotics. Please schedule an appointment ASAP ...Read more

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One of my wife's mosquito bites now resembles a target or bulls-eye. Got it last night and she doesn't remember a tick but worried about Lyme disease?

One of my wife's mosquito bites now resembles a target or bulls-eye.  Got it last night and she doesn't remember a tick but worried about Lyme disease?

Lyme: Since she had some type of bites, it is possible what she thinks is mosquito bites may possibly be something else. It is important to visit a Dermatologist who may be able to provide you a more accurate diagnosis as there are multiple causes for annular erythemas such as Tinea Corporis, Erythema Annulare Centrifigum, Erythema Gyratum Repens, Erythema (Chronicum) Migrans, Granuloma Annulare, etc. ...Read more

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Tick Bite (Definition)

A circular rash at the site of a tick bite may be a sign of ...Read more