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What is the difference between a tick bite and a mosquito bite?
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In brief: Ticks stay on...
...For a long time (hours to days).
Their bites are painless and itchless, and easily missed, especially if covered by hair. Mosquitoes, of course, bite once, fly away, and cause itchy bites.

In brief: Ticks stay on...
...For a long time (hours to days).
Their bites are painless and itchless, and easily missed, especially if covered by hair. Mosquitoes, of course, bite once, fly away, and cause itchy bites.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
In brief: The sequele
A tick bite can potentially cause lyme disease, a mosquito can potentially casue west nile virus.
They transmit different diseases. (this doesn't mean you get the disease automatically if bitten.).

In brief: The sequele
A tick bite can potentially cause lyme disease, a mosquito can potentially casue west nile virus.
They transmit different diseases. (this doesn't mean you get the disease automatically if bitten.).
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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