What causes tick bite fever?

Depends. Lyme disease, rocky mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, tularemia, babesiosis, colorado tick fever, anaplasmosis, q fever, etc. It depends upon where you were when you received the tick bite. Different diseases are endemic in different areas.

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Does tick bite fever cause blisters?

Yes. There are many different types of ticks in the United States, some of which are capable of transmitting infections; it depends upon the geographic location, season of the year, and type of tick. Tick bite fever is a bacterial infection transmitted by ticks. Symptoms of tick bite fever may include fever, headache, malaise and a skin rash which may resemble blisters. Read more...
See below . If you are referring to tick-borne relapsing fever (tbrf), then - no. Blisters are not associated with it as far as i can discern from then most recent reports. Read more...

Is it possible to get tick-bite fever every year?

Yes. Ticks can transmit a variety of infections to humans through their bites and yes, one can get infected again. Read more...
Yes. Due to geographical location and proximity to carrier animals, i would suppose if unlucky, yes you could suffer annually. Read more...

Tick fever/ tick bite fever. Symptoms?

See below. http://www.nhls.ac.za/?page=alerts&id=5&rid=468 Please consult this site for information on this topic. Common symptoms are fever, headache, body ache, sore at the site of tick bite. Read more...

How can I diagnose a possible African tick bite fever or other tick borne rickettsial disease?

Blood tests. Very specific blood tests are available to determine the presence of tick transmitted infections. Since results can take some time to be finalized, early testing is highly recommended. Read more...

I would like help with diagnosis of possible african tick bite fever or other tick borne rickettsial disease?

Tick bite. If you have the tick, it can be sent to a lab to test for any disease it might carry. If not just monitor for 20-30 days for any flu-like symptoms or rash at the site where you found the tick. If test is positive or you have symptoms or rash, you should be treated. Read more...

Switched to doxycycline for possible rocky mountain spooted fever symtoms- tick bite was end of april. Is it to late if I start doxy 2mrrw for 10 days?

The big unknown. Doxy is best started per recommendations of the CDC and others within the first 5 days of infection. The benefits of delayed treatment in the post-acute stages are unclear. Not alot of literature or research that I've ever found on delayed treatment. The RMSF antibody titers may give your doctor some guidance. Read more...

15 month old had tick bite 10 days ago. Today very tearful and vomited once. No fever. No rash. Maybe teething. Can vomiting be due to tick?

No rash, no disease. Without the rash, there was no transmission of infectious material and thus, the current fever and irritability are not from any tic Bourne illness. Look for another reason for the symptoms . Read more...