Tick bite

What is Tick bite?

Tick-borne diseases are diseases or illnesses transmitted by ticks. As the incidence of tick-borne illnesses increases and the geographic areas in which they are found expand, it becomes increasingly important that health workers be able to distinguish the diverse, and often overlapping, clinical presentations of these diseases.

Tick-borne illnesses are caused by infection with a variety of pathogens, including rickettsia and other types of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. Because ticks can harbor more than one disease-causing agent, patients can be infected with more than one pathogen at the same time, compounding the difficulty in diagnosis and treatment.

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I have three red sores on my thigh that have a bulls I. They are itchy. I suspect they are tick bites. Should I start antibiotics? Will that...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Bed bug bite

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the query and photograph.
It is looking like a bed bug bite and not tick bite.

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If you had a tick bite or a tick that had started borrowing on you bit didn't gorge would you reccomend getting antibiotics or wait to see if I get...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
you should take antibiotics

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acquiring diseases from tick bites is not very common. Most tick bites prove to...

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have about 7 red dots on back of calf in a cicrle and in middle of them it looks like a bruise. it started out looking like a rash. have had it...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Seems to be due to tick bite. Please do not take it lightly.

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I have gone...

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