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Is This a Tick Bite?

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease and Co-Infections' started by cobain_justinsane, May 30, 2018.

  1. cobain_justinsane


    Hello Everyone

    I recently discovered what I think is some kind of insect bite behind my knee that I do not recognize. I am wondering if it could be caused by a tick?

    I know it doesn’t have the bullseye rash. But it is red, had a white spot in the center and has a hard bump.

    I know all bites can be different from person to person and in different areas of the body but just wondering if anyone can help identify whether this is a Tick bite or not.

    I have attached several images of the area. The first 2 images are from yesterday, the day I discovered the mark and the next 2 images are from today.


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  2. Sushi

    Sushi Moderation Resource Albuquerque

    From my understanding, it would be very hard to identify a tick bite by appearance, minus the bulls-eye rash (which isn't always there). Your doctor might want to test you (I think it takes a few weeks for a positive to show) or, if you are in an area with a lot of ticks, some doctors give a prophylactic round of the appropriate antibiotic "just in case."
  3. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Senior Member

    @cobain_justinsane Can you see a dermatologist or someone who is familiar with what different types of bites look like? I had to do this recently b/c I had a spider bite. Mine did not have a bulls-eye rash and there really are not ticks in my area. The bite that I had was extremely itchy and grew to an enormous size b/c I had a horrible inflammatory reaction to it (b/c I have MCAS). I was given Clobetasol cream 2x/day and it is now gone. Do you live in an area with ticks or were you outdoors when it happened?

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