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After being treated for a tick bite, is it normal go continue to itch in that same area.?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Possible
Tick bites can be very reactive.
Depending on your particular sensitivity to bites, you could have itching for 2-3 weeks or more. Perhaps you should use some topical steroid cream and some antihistamines and an ice pack. If this persists, you should be seen, especially if there is rash that continues to get bigger, if there is streaking, heat or fever or enlarged lymph nodes. Don't hesitate!

In brief: Possible
Tick bites can be very reactive.
Depending on your particular sensitivity to bites, you could have itching for 2-3 weeks or more. Perhaps you should use some topical steroid cream and some antihistamines and an ice pack. If this persists, you should be seen, especially if there is rash that continues to get bigger, if there is streaking, heat or fever or enlarged lymph nodes. Don't hesitate!
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Luis Matos
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Tick allergy likely
This is a sign that you are developing an allergy to a component of the tick saliva.
It is common for the bite site to itch for several months. It is not a sign of infection. For more information, look at the "health guide" on " delayed meat allergy and tick bites...".

In brief: Tick allergy likely
This is a sign that you are developing an allergy to a component of the tick saliva.
It is common for the bite site to itch for several months. It is not a sign of infection. For more information, look at the "health guide" on " delayed meat allergy and tick bites...".
Dr. Luis Matos
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