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I realized I’d been bitten by tick which had attached itself…

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I realized I’d been bitten by tick which had attached itself behind my R ear 2 days ago but prior to finding it and getting it pulled out I had started with whelps about 7 of them on torso and lower down in groin and lower abdomen. The wells are large size of 1 to 1-1/2” and extremely itchy. Could I be early Rocky Mtn Spotty Fever. Have not taken temp . I’m on vacation in Denver and didn’t put the 2 symptoms together till last night late. I’d appreciate your opinion Doctor

Doctor's Assistant: What are all your symptoms? Have you talked to a doctor about Fever?

No

Doctor's Assistant: What did you discuss at your last visit to the doctor?

This problem only occurred in last 24 /48 hours on vacation

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Been healthy 77 w/female RN except bout of colon ca in 2000

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Sumanth Amperayani
Sumanth Amperayani, Board Certified MD
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Hi... I understand your concern. I am sorry for your symptoms on a vacation.
Is it possible for you to post me an image here of the right ear back area where you had the tick bite please?
Also can you please post an image of the itchy lesions which you are having?
I am asking this because skin conditions are always best diagnosed and treated after seeing them directly.
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Hello, the premium request of phone call was a system generated prompt and was not initiated by me. I am sorry for the inconvenience. I would be glad to continue here please.
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
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Hi... I was waiting for you to upload some images for me to see before this system generated prompt was delivered to you.By what you say, I feel that it is a simple skin allergy called Urticaria in medical terms... It could also be because of the supposed tick bite which can as well manifest as insect bite allergy also.I am sorry for the symptoms but they can be really irritating and persistent.The trick of management is that you need to be getting an antihistamine at regular intervals round the clock into the system to keep the allergic response at bay.I suggest -1. Tablet Hydroxizine 25mg at 12am/6am/12pm/6pm2. Syr Benadryl (12.5mg/5ml) 10ml at 3am/9am/3pm/9pm3. Topical emollients and lotions will help.4. Do not apply Calamine lotion as sometimes it may aggravate the situation please.Among these medications hydroxyzine is a prescription medicine but you should be able to get Benadryl as otc.But if you develop high grade fever with chills and rigors or severe headache and vomiting along with severe myalgias then you will require antibiotic therapy which is specific for tick Borne fever and in that case I suggest that you approach the nearest Emergency Room please." I sincerely ***** ***** I have helped you, and that I have earned my 5 star rating today! Please remember to rate my service by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen (this is the only way we professionals get credited for our time and professional effort). We can continue here until you are satisfied, simply use the reply box and let me know.A bonus is highly appreciated....Thank you!".If you are happy with my interaction and guidance, next time if you have any health concern, you can approach me directly at the following link please -https://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-drsumanth/?rpt=3800Kind regards ***** ***** Sumanth Amperayani
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
What specific antibiotic is recommended for tick Borne Fever?
Doxycycline is the drug of choice. But it is a prescription medication please.
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thank you Doctor AmperayAni

Hi..I am happy that my interaction was helpful for you and put your mind at ease. In future you can opt me as your favorite medical expert so that you can ask me a question directly. I will be happy to help anytime.

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