How long willit take for the "bulls eye" to come up to show you have Lyme disease from a deer tick?

3-30 days or never. A bulls-eye rash (erythema migrans) after a tick bite is considered a sure sign that one has been infected with lyme & appears 3-30 days after the bite (usually 3-7 days). However, half or more of those proven to have lyme do not recall this rash. One should therefore not wait to see if they develop this rash to seek preventive treatment. The sooner treatment is started after exposure the better!

Related Questions

Can staying in the house were the dogs have deer tick bring deer tick to you? And cause Lyme disease?

Yes. If the deer tick is on the dog and you don't check for it on them, then the deer tick can jump from the dog to you, potentially transmitting disease. Read more...
It's possible. Not every tick carries lyme disease. In areas where lyme disease is common, possibly 25-30% of the ticks may be carrying lyme. Ticks carry a number of other infections too. Read more...

What are the symptoms of Lyme disease if a deer tick?

Many symptoms... If bitten by a deer tick one should watch carefully for symptoms. Look for a bulls-eye rash- if you have this you have lyme, but it only happens half the time. Other early symptoms are mild flu-like symptoms (headache. Aches, mild fever), then joint pains, fatigue, problems with memory & concentration and virtually any symptom in the world. Deer ticks may spread ehrlichia, babesia, bartonella etc. Read more...
See below. Symptoms depend on the stage of the illness which include: early localized, early disseminated, and late disease. Early presenting symptoms can include (in decreasing percentage): rash (erythema migrans), arthritis, facial palsy (bells palsy), aseptic meningitis, and carditis. Early disseminated: multiple rashes, cranial nerve palsies, meningitis, carditis. Late disease: arthritis mostly. Read more...

What are the chances that walking the dogs I will likely catch Lyme disease from deer tick in montauck, hamptons new york this time around? May thru au

Hard to say but... The ticks in your area do have a good chance of carrying not only the lyme bacteria but babesia, bartonella, ehrlichiosis etc. However, a tick isn't likely to spread any infection unless it's on you for many hours. After being outdoors you should be checked carefully for ticks; if they are removed promptly the risk is minimal. They can be tiny. Don't be afraid to go on walks, just be cautious. Read more...
Risky. There are a lot of infected ticks in the hamptons. Dogs than run trough fields can collect ticks and pass them on to you. See my response on lyme prevention for ways to protect yourself. Read more...

Could the red and white circles (bulls eye) around a tick bite mean anything other than Lyme disease?

Depends on location . In the southeastern usa, a similar rash can occur following the bite of the lone star tick called southern tick associated tick illness or stari. Progression to arthritis or neurological disease appears not to occur. Read more...
See below. Usually, this is the cardinal sign of lyme disease but theoretically, other diseases like ringworm could be coincidentally present. Read more...

Could a rash but not a bulls-eye mark be a sign of Lyme disease after being bitten by a tick?

Depends on location . In the southeastern usa, a similar rash can occur following the bite of the lone star tick called southern tick associated tick illness or stari. Progression to arthritis or neurological disease appears not to occur. Read more...
Possibly. If you were bitten and the tick was on for at least 24-48 hours, it is possible that lyme disease could be transmitted and peripheral rashes other than the "classic target rash" can occur. See you doctor for an evaluation. Blood tests can always be drawn. Read more...

One of my wife's mosquito bites now resembles a target or bulls-eye. Got it last night and she doesn't remember a tick but worried about Lyme disease?

Lyme. Since she had some type of bites, it is possible what she thinks is mosquito bites may possibly be something else. It is important to visit a Dermatologist who may be able to provide you a more accurate diagnosis as there are multiple causes for annular erythemas such as Tinea Corporis, Erythema Annulare Centrifigum, Erythema Gyratum Repens, Erythema (Chronicum) Migrans, Granuloma Annulare, etc. Read more...

I was bit by a tick pulled all out and has left a mark for a month? My back and arm muscles are aching but I do not have a bull's eye. Lyme disease?

Tick bite and aches. You should definitely see your physician as you may have lymes or other disease without a rash. You still can be treated. See your doctor as soon as possible. Read more...