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What causes itching sensation and skin discoloration after bitten by a tick?

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: I have a tick bite infection. It itches. There is a radius of 2 inches of pink discoloration.
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Answered by Dr. Sheetal Verma (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Clean with soap and water.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query at HCM.
I understand your concern and situation.

I realize that you have tick bite. I believe you must have removed the tick. Clean the Bite site with soap and water. You need not worry. The antihistamines like cetrizine, loratidine or fexofenadine orally are useful. The calamine can be applied locally. If you develop fever, vomiting or other symptoms then you must visit a physician.

Take care
Best of health
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What causes itching sensation and skin discoloration after bitten by a tick?

Brief Answer: Clean with soap and water. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your query at HCM. I understand your concern and situation. I realize that you have tick bite. I believe you must have removed the tick. Clean the Bite site with soap and water. You need not worry. The antihistamines like cetrizine, loratidine or fexofenadine orally are useful. The calamine can be applied locally. If you develop fever, vomiting or other symptoms then you must visit a physician. Take care Best of health