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Will a tick bite give you hiv?

Will a tick bite give you hiv?

No: Hiv is transmitted through intimate contact with an HIV infected person and it also can be transmitted to babies that are born to mothers who are HIV positive. Before universal screening procedures in place for over 25 years, HIV could be transmitted through a blood transfusion. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Will a tick bite affect eyesight?

Will a tick bite affect eyesight?

Very rarely: There are many infections which can result from a tick bite. In the USA, lyme disease is by far the most common tick associated infection. There have been a variety of different eye complaints that lyme disease patients have reported. The medical science behind eye disease and lyme disease is very poorly understood. Several physicians would be needed to confirm a case of lyme related eye disease. ...Read more

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Will a tick bite kill you?

Will a tick bite kill you?

Yes, BUT.: The bite of a tick itself won't kill you; an uninfected tick can't transmit disease. Almost all tick-borne illnesses are treatable with antibiotics if caught in time or treated shortly after the bite. Be vigilant about insect repellant (the CDC has good suggestions) and tick checks to minimize harm. ...Read more

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How long will a tick bite take to heal without medications or creams?

How long will a tick bite take to heal without medications or creams?

See below: As long as no infectious agent has been transmitted, the possible local reaction that can occur with any insect bite usually improves after 72 hours. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Will a tick bite always produce a red ring or a guarantee of Lyme disease?

Will a tick bite always produce a red ring or a guarantee of Lyme disease?

No: Only deer ticks carry the lyme organism, wood ticks do not. Not all deer ticks are infected. The characteristic rash is sometimes easy to miss. ...Read more

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What does tick bite look like?

What does tick bite look like?

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

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What does a tick bite look like?

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

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What should one do after a tick bite?

What should one do after a tick bite?

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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When do symptoms of a tick bite occur?

When do symptoms of a tick bite occur?

Tick Bites: Symptoms of tick bites vary quite widely. The ticks secrete a toxin which virtually numbs the site, making it very difficult to even tell if a tick bite has happened, or is happening. If a tick can be spotted, it should be removed by your doctor or other medical provider, gently, with a forceps, so that the head and mouth parts are extracted as well. See a doctor for more information. ...Read more

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What should you do after getting a tick bite?

What should you do after getting a tick bite?

Where do you live: It really depends on the type of tick and where you live. The smaller ticks are the ones that can carry the bacteria that causes lyme's disease. In areas where the incidence of infection is high, e.G ct, the cdc recommendation is to treat with antibiotic. In areas where it is low, e.g. Fla the cdc recommendation is to observe. If the tick was attached for less than 48 hours it is also less risk. ...Read more

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What causes a knot in a child after tick bite?

Tick knots: Lumps felt after a tick bite could be several things. First is a granuloma, or organized bodily response by a large cells in the skin. Accumulations of cells can be quite firm and take a long time to go away. Sometimes we inject them with a long-term cortisone to remain in the spot and treated for 3 to 4 weeks in order to get it to soften.. ...Read more

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Tick bite. When should I be worried about this?

Tick bite: After a tick bite, individuals may develop any of these symptoms that may be due to the organism that the tick transmits during its bite: flu-like symptoms, fever, numbness, rash (these vary according to the pathogen transmitted by the tick), confusion, weakness, pain and swelling in the joints, palpitations, paralysis, shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Can a tick bite cause cough?

Possible: It's possible but that is often not a classic sign of tick bites. See a doctor for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I detect a deer tick bite?

Deer Tick Bites: Sometimes you cannot! a guy came into my office a couple of years ago with a mole on his back which i spotted under magnification as a tick. He said he thought the lesion had been there for years but it really had not. We removed it with a forceps in the recommended way, and he had no more problems. We searched diligently for other bites, but none were found. ...Read more

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Does a tick bite look like a weal?

Does a tick bite look like a weal?

It depends: About 70 to 80% of people get a rash from a tick bite but about 20% get a "bull's eye" round rash called erythema migrans. ...Read more

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Can a tick bite make a man sterile?

Can a tick bite make a man sterile?

No: Tick bites and tick-borne infectious diseases are not known to cause male sterility, even if one gets bitten on the penis or scrotum. ...Read more

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What does an infected tick bite look ike?

What does an infected tick bite look ike?

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

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What do you do to treat african tick bite?

Tick bite: Speaking for the United States, tick bites are usually in one of two varieties: either the black tick or the brown tick. The former is larger than the latter. The trouble is the brown tick may cause lyme disease and should be taken very seriously. If a rash develops outside the bite site then you should see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What should I put on my skin after a tick bite?

What should I put on my skin after a tick bite?

Tick : Topical corticosteroid reduces redness and swelling. If the area shows expanding redness or pain, see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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A tick bite I have been 2 tick in bed ED in my skin?

A tick bite I have been 2 tick in bed ED in my skin?

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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


Tick Bite (Definition)

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