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What is the difference between hives and a tick bite?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Hives last < 1 day

Hives & insect bites itch but otherwise are very different.
Bites last for days. A hive fades away in hours although it may be replaced by other hives. Tick bites are usually solitary; you'll usually have a lot of hives. Bites are red, raised, hot & hard. There may be two indentations close together where the tick inserted its teeth. Hives are raised, warm with pale centers and red edges.

In brief: Hives last < 1 day

Hives & insect bites itch but otherwise are very different.
Bites last for days. A hive fades away in hours although it may be replaced by other hives. Tick bites are usually solitary; you'll usually have a lot of hives. Bites are red, raised, hot & hard. There may be two indentations close together where the tick inserted its teeth. Hives are raised, warm with pale centers and red edges.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Hives

Hives are red, raised and very itchy.
Tend to be located all over the body and typically a single hive will go away within 24 hours or less. A tick bite (many different types of ticks and bites) can look similar but tend to be much larger and will leave the redness and rash for much longer periods of time.

In brief: Hives

Hives are red, raised and very itchy.
Tend to be located all over the body and typically a single hive will go away within 24 hours or less. A tick bite (many different types of ticks and bites) can look similar but tend to be much larger and will leave the redness and rash for much longer periods of time.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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