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What Does A Tick Bite Look Like?

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A tick bite can look different depending upon how long it has been since the tick was removed or detached itself, infectious reaction to a tick bite and the size of the tick itself.

If the tick is yet to be removed from the skin, the body of the insect would be protruding. Tick is a small insect with the arachnid family and is comparable to common spiders. They also tend to have quite large bodies, usually red in color.

Once the tick is removed from the skin, without infection, the bite tends to appear as a small red spot or possible patch of redness where the tick bite is apparent. The size of the redness or spot is dependent on the size of the tick and possible infection. It is advisable to circle the area in pen and monitor it for any changes in size and redness, as this could be a sign of infection.

If the bite is infected, possible visual symptoms could be an increased amount of redness to what was already apparent, streaks of red leading from the bite, pus being apparent and/or swelling. Other, non-visual, symptoms could be pain or warmth around the area and swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpit or groin. An infectious tick bite could also induce fever-like symptoms and chills.

It should also be noted that the occurrence of rashes, pain in the joints or flu-like symptoms may mean that an illness related to the tick bite has been caught and it is advisable to consult a medical professional.
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Dear! It depends upon the intensity of the poison the tick bite contains, but tick bite causes lyme disease and you'll have to face these bulls eye rashes on your body, may be you are also suffering from temperature. There are three stages of this disease so it is better to have prevention in the very start stage to avoid any mishap. Are you having throat spasm? If yes then you must visit the doctor as soon as possible.
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The ticks are blood sucking insects and transfer pathogens from animals to human and human to animals. These ticks transmit bacteria to human leading to Lyme disease. The bullseye rash is developed after 3-32 days after bite at the bite site. At stage 2 of the disease, this rash develop on the other areas of the body. So, one bite is sufficient to cause many bullseye marks. For more details, visit Lyme disease.
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My 5 year old daughter awoke this morning to finding a tick in her groin are. After pulling the tick off, head and all, there is now a red area the size of a half dollar.....should I be concerned??? Is this Lyme disease?????? There is no spotting in the middle, only a big swollen red area.
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I have swelling on the back of my calf and a scab . It's all red around the scab and hurts bad. Is it a tick bite?
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Well if you have a red ring around it its most likely lyme disease which comes from a tick bite. But usually you would find the tick but it probably fell off once it had to much blood so it couldnt hold it self up but YES most likely
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It usually gets a bit swollen in the area depending on whether the tick was removed carefully or not. You have to make sure that the there isn't a syphon (ticks mouth) still on your dog because that can cause an infection

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