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Doctor insights on: Wood Tick Bites On Humans

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Are tick bites dangerous to humans?

Are tick bites dangerous to humans?

It depends...: ...On the tick. Deer ticks, for example, are often the carriers of the bacteria associated with lyme disease, a chronic and potentially debilitating condition associated with heart, joint and other difficulties. Wood ticks can carry the bacteria that cause rocky mountain spotted fever.

Other tick bites are totally harmless and can cause only local irritation. Ultimately it depends on the tick. ...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


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What does a tick bite look like on a human?

What does a tick bite look like on a human?

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

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Hoping you can tell me, is knot after a tick bite on humans normal?

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

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What are the signs of a tick bite?

Visual ID: Unless you see the tick, there is nothing specific; however, there is a typical rash called erythema migrans that gives a clue that a tick may have been there. ...Read more

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Are tick bites suppose to hurt?

Are tick bites suppose to hurt?

No: Ticks typically inject a compound that renders the bite area numb so that the person it's feeding from, won't know it's there. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of tick bites?

What are symptoms of tick bites?

Various: The obvious is the red target rash seen at location of tick bite. Other patients experience joint aches and or fatigue. ...Read more

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What's the best thing for tick bites?

What's the best thing for tick bites?

Removal: Careful removal of the tick, followed, if necessary, by a steroid cream or ointment to reduce the inflammation and itching. Would not use antibiotics unless you get secondary infection, or develop signs and symptoms of a tick-borne infection (fever, rash, malaise, etc.). If that occurs see a doctor asap. Would not recommend prophylactic antibiotics. ...Read more

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How to prevent tick bites happening?

How to prevent tick bites happening?

Insect repellent: When out in "tick" country, use insect repellent. Most have deet which is a very effective repellent. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent tick bites?

What can I do to prevent tick bites?

Tick prevention: Use tick repellent. Do visual tick checks repeatedly & check yourself nude as well. By wearing clothing that is light colored you will be able to see the contrast of the ticks against clothing. Wear long sleeves & pants. Tuck pants into socks & shirts into pants. If you know an area is tick infested - avoid it. Walk down the middle to paths and avoid tall grasses when possible. ...Read more

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Why do tick bites make a hole in skin?

Why do tick bites make a hole in skin?

Fangs: Because the evil little ticks sink their fangs as deep as they can into your skin to get to your blood. When the tick is pulled off they tear a tiny chunk of skin with them. ...Read more

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Why is a tick bite called Lyme disease?

Why is a tick bite called Lyme disease?

Bite can lead to LD: Tick bites may transmit a variety of illnesses if the tick has been infected with a germ that uses the tick as a carrier. Rocky mountain spotted fever, tick bite fever & lime disease are some of the diseases that can be passed by ticks. Not all ticks carry diseases and not all bites will pass the germ. ...Read more

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How bad are tick bites for the elderly?

How bad are tick bites for the elderly?

Annoying unless. .: Tick bites can be uncomfortable and sometimes itchy and create local bruising. Unless the tick is infected with lyme disease or someother infection, in which can it can be dangerous. ...Read more

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What can relieve itching from tick bites?

What can relieve itching from tick bites?

See below: Use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Hydrocortisone 1% cream. The Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can reduce the itch and the Hydrocortisone can reduce the inflammation. ...Read more

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Can tick bites be treated with penicillin?

Can tick bites be treated with penicillin?

Not exactly: Various infections may be spread following tick bites - the most common is lyme disease. Amoxicillin (not penicillin) is approved for treating confirmed cases of lyme disease when clinical disease is present. For a tick bite in areas with high amounts of lyme disease it is useful to take a single dose of Doxycycline within 3 days to prevent lyme. Amoxicillin is not approved for prevention. ...Read more

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How can I stop inflammation of tick bites?

How can I stop inflammation of tick bites?

Several ways: You can apply ice to the area. You can also use a topical cream such as Hydrocortisone cream. If there is associated itching, you can use medications such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help. ...Read more

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Which bacteria is spread by deer tick bite?

Lime disease: The deer tick, ixodes scapularis is best known for passing borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria known to cause both acute and chronic problems under the lable lime disease. It has also been known to carry an encephalitis virus. ...Read more

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Are there homes remedies to prevent tick bites?

Are there homes remedies to prevent tick bites?

None work: Ticks specialize in biting to provide their food. Protect yourself by covering your skin with clothing (long pants, shirts, etc) you can pull your socks over the cuffs of your pants to prevent the tick from crawing up. You can even treat your clothes with permethin to make them insect repellent. On your exposed skin you can use either 20% picardin or 35%deet to prevent bites. ...Read more

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Also do bullseye tick bites get bigger or stay the same?

Also do bullseye tick bites get bigger or stay the same?

See below: Usually, if you have a tick bite which then becomes a bulls-eye in appearance, this is the hallmark sign for lyme disease and the bulls-eye will usually increase in size and will need to be treated with antibiotics. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Can the bullseye rash develop in one day from a tick bite?

Can the bullseye rash develop in one day from a tick bite?

14 days: The bullseye rash of lyme disease takes about 14 days to show up. You could have an allergic reaction to a bug bite that will develop within a day. Infection from a bite, not lyme disease, starts getting worse after about 2-3 days. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell if you got flea bites or tick bites?

What can you do to tell if you got flea bites or tick bites?

Location, location: You are more likely to have a tick bite if your are spending time in forested areas. Flea bites tend to occur closer to home or at the ocean. Some fleas will infest lawns and homes if pest do not have proper flea control. Here are two helpful websites from the centers for disease control and epa
ticks: http://www. Cdc. Gov/ticks/
fleas: http://www. Epa. Gov/pesticides/factsheets/flea-tick. Htm. ...Read more

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I'm having horrible neck pain after tick bite what should I do?

Get Checked: Some tick bites can result in pretty severe consequences. See a doc right away and relate your history so that the appropriate measures can be started. ...Read more

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How long after a tick bite would it take for her to develop a rash?

How long after a tick bite would it take for her to develop a rash?

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

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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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I have a raised scar from a tick bite 2 years ago, is that pontentially bad?

I have a raised scar from a tick bite 2 years ago, is that pontentially bad?

Probably not: If after two years there has been no problem other than a raised scar - you probably have no infection, but a dermatologist might help you feel certain and even might be able to remove it. Best! ...Read more

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10 days after tick bite. Bite healed but around it is a rash and is very red.

10 days after tick bite. Bite healed but around it is a rash and is very red.

Bullseye rash?: It is common for the area immediately around the bite to be red, but if there is a clear area around that surrounded by a red ring that is a sure sign of Lyme. A single dose of doxycycline after 10 days would be worthless. ILADS (the association of Lyme specialists) recommends 200 mg of doxycycline 2x/day for 30 days. A tick bite can also cause Babesia, Bartonella, Ehrlichia & other infections. ...Read more

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What is protocol for suspicion of tick bite in heavy deer and dog tick areas of new england?

What is protocol for suspicion of tick bite in heavy deer and dog tick areas of new england?

Look for body ticks: Symptoms of tick borne illness are varied depending on the tick vector and diseases carried. If you see any attached ticks and do not know how long they have been attached or any rashes, severe headaches, joint or muscle aches, neck stiffness or are just worried, see you primary doctor for a physical exam and lab testing asap. ...Read more

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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

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Healing of tick bite extremely slow. Still painful. Using Bactraban. Was bitten 4 weeks ago. Have been on antibiotics for 15 days after bite.

Healing of tick bite extremely slow. Still painful. Using Bactraban. Was bitten 4 weeks ago. Have been on antibiotics for 15 days after bite.

Vague: Are you sure it was a tick? Did you remove it yourself? How? Where? "Healing slow" is not a description of anything. Exactly what is the appearance, size, pain, pus, blood, etc.? Exactly which "antibiotics"? Any other symptoms? See a Dr. ...Read more