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I, WAS BITTEN BY A BLACKLEGGED TICK. WHAT SHOULD WATCH FOR?

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I, WAS BITTEN BY...

I, WAS BITTEN BY A BLACKLEGGED TICK. WHAT SHOULD WATCH FOR?

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

I, WAS BITTEN ON WEDNESDAY LARGE RED CIRCLE 1" DIA.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the symptoms? What seems to make the symptoms worse or better?

TWO DAYS ,THE RED CIRCLE IS THE ONLY SYMPTOM.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago
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Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago
Are you having fever, chills or body aches?
How large was the tick?
What part of the country do you live ?
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
01 December 2017 12:55
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Are you having fever, chills or body aches? No
How large was the tick? 1/8"
What part of the country do you live? Western Pa.
Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago
Ok, so bigger than a deer tick which is the one that usually carries Lyme Disease, which is good.But you are having the redness which might indicate infection, so I would recommend being seen today or tomorrow by your doctor or in an urgent care.
They may want to prescribe doxycycline which would treat infection as well as possible Lyme exposure.
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Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

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