Posted by: Marianne | 2010-02-28

tick bite

Found a tick between my toes 7 days ago. Bite site sore and swollen,foot painfull. Don''t see eshar forming. No other symptoms. Any advice? thx

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Your pain and discomfort is caused by the primary bite site of the tick. This is causing an infection with localised cellulitis. You will have to consult your doctor for treatment of the site, as it can become severely painful and inflamed. If tick bite fever is expected, your doctor can do a blood test to confirm this. Tick bite fever can easily be treated with oral antibiotics.


Dr Anrich Burger

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Posted by: Marianne | 2010-03-06

Saw GP today. Foot still sore and a little fever &  nausea today. Got meds for tickbite fever. Why did other symptoms take 14 days to appear? Normally 7 days?

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