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What does a tick bite look like?

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: "bull's eye"

Typically round, red, with central paleness (like a bull's eye).

In brief: "bull's eye"

Typically round, red, with central paleness (like a bull's eye).
Dr. Arthur Heller
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