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How to tell if I am infected by a tick?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Tick borne disease

There are a number of infections transmitted by ticks - the most famous of course is Lyme disease, which is marked by a ring-like rash greater than 5 cm in size (less than that could just mean a reaction to the tick bite).
Lyme disease has other symptoms too like headache, fatigue, malaise (feeling wiped out) and a host of other symptoms. Best to check with an ID doctor if you have questions.

In brief: Tick borne disease

There are a number of infections transmitted by ticks - the most famous of course is Lyme disease, which is marked by a ring-like rash greater than 5 cm in size (less than that could just mean a reaction to the tick bite).
Lyme disease has other symptoms too like headache, fatigue, malaise (feeling wiped out) and a host of other symptoms. Best to check with an ID doctor if you have questions.
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