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What Should I Put On My Skin After A Tick Bite
My son had a tick bite. I had to carefully remove it.. Head and all and put alcohol to clean, neosporin and itch cream will it be ok?
Simple Care: When our protective skin is injured/opened, then the delicate internal environment is exposed to the harsh external environment. Covering it with a clean dressing is the way to go changing it every other day or so. Avoid scratching. Anti-itch creams help. Also, stay away from peroxide, alcohol, betadine, hibiclens, bleach solutions and other irritating things. ...Read more
True tick bites: are a concern as they can carry infections, so I would get into your doctor and have them removed and evaluated for any possible infection including lyme's disease ...Read more
Nothing: Tick bites, sites where the tick feeds, are only superficial ...Read more
Need examination : Provider may consider antibiotics treatment depending on the examination and possibility of Lyme infection ...Read more
Can a tick bite on the back of the head cause a nearby lymph node to swell up and become bone hard?
Yes,it possibly: could. I would wait and see if it softens over time. IIf it does not,see a Dr. ...Read more
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
Did you remove the t: Did you remove the tick? Was it a deer tick-----a tiny one? Was it deeply embedded? Engorged with blood? If it was not a deer tick, if not embedded yet, if not feeding yet, then nothing to do except be aware of possible tick-born illness during next 3 weeks. Contact your DR if you had to dig it out. Often it is prudent to give a single dose of antibiotic within 2 days. ...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.
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?
Dry itchy patches of skin on inner thigh, armpits and ankle (not itchy yet). Is this due to a recent tick bite? What is going on and what to expect?tx
I have a tick bite 6 months old, it still goes through periods of intense itchiness. It developed scar tissue under my skin. Cause for concern?
See below: If you we're treated appropriately for a suspected tick- borne illness, then the tick illness should be gone, but, you may have developed an are of hypersensitivity at the bite and the more you scratch, the worse it may become. The skin may be becoming lichenified or simply scarred as you you described. See you doctor for an evaluation as "rashes" are very difficult to diagnose without viewing. ...Read more
I had a tick bite me on the lower back of my head and now there's a big knot behind my ear on my head and a swollen node. Should i go to dr?
I have a large painful lump on the back of my head. May be my occipital lymph node inflamed but not sure. hx of tick bite, ear infection, 19 weeks IUP?
See a: doctor for evaluation of the lump and appropriate management ...Read more
Do I have lyme? Tick bite 4 months ago.Now feeling achy, loss of appetite, sore joints, slight headaches, depression, head foggy, sleeping weird? Help
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
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
Depends on...: Which disease one is looking for. The first symptoms of spotted fever are fever and headache occurring a couple of days after the bite, the rash usually start 2-3 days after fever. The first signs of lyme is usually the circular target shaped rash at the bite site. If the tick has fed for less than a day, risk of transmission of these diseases is quite small. ...Read more
1-2 weeks: Usually about 1-2 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Tick granuloma?: You might have a tick-bite granuloma. It usually develops days or months after the bite and can take months to years to resolve. His might be caused by fragments of the tick still in your skin or might just have been a reaction to the tick’s saliva. Itching is not uncommon. Bacteria and parasites can often co-occur with ticks. ...Read more
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 more
1-2 weeks: If the tick was carrying the bacteria borrelia burgdorferi and the bacteria was transmitted via the bite then most individuals will develop a flu like illness with fevers and muscle pains within a week or two. About half will also develop a bullseye rash at the site of the bite. ...Read more
3-28 days: A tick bite can transmit the organism that causes lyme, which can lead to a characteristic circular rash around the tick bite, beginning a few days to a few weeks after the exposure. Early treatment of Lyme disease with antibiotics is important to prevent complications of late Lyme disease. ...Read more
If you had fatigue and aches after a tick bite, how long would it last- would you just keep getting worse until treated?
That depends: We don't have much information. In some areas of the country Lyme Disease can occur.In the US tick bites have potential for transmitting a number of diseases: Lyme Disease, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Borrelia mayonii, Borrelia miyamotoi, Colorado tick fever, Ehrlichiosism , Powassan disease, Heartland virus, Rickettsia parkeri rickettsiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), Tickborne relapsing ...Read more
Discovered a rash 24-48 hours after a tick bite (size 10-15 cm). Doctor prescribed Penicillin for 10 days. No other symptoms. Is the prognosis good?
It all depends on how long the Tick was attached and if the rash was typical for erythema marginatum. Typically if there is strong suspicion for tick disease the antibiotic used is Doxycycline, unless there is an allergy.
There is an excellent web site at the CDC that reviews management. Blood work is always available to look for Lyme disease. ...Read more
25 years after a tick bite...severe joint pain. What is the test for tick bites after this much time?
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