Patient Comments: Ticks - Diagnosis


What types of tests or exams led to a diagnosis of a tick-related infection in you or someone you know? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: TM, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 01

Two days after I removed the tick I started feeling nauseous and dizzy followed by joint pain, back ache, headaches and extreme fatigue which got progressively worse. My skin felt like it was burning but I didn't have a rash. On day 10 I went to the doctor who prescribed doxycycline 100 mg and painkillers. I'm on day 2 of medicines and not yet feeling any relief.

Comment from: SWW, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: March 03

My tick bite occurred right above armpit. It was removed in a timely fashion, and examination of tick seemed to suggest that we got the whole tick out. The bite site was sore and tender, and erupted into something the size and shape of a pimple. Now here is the strange part. After a week or two, it goes away, only to return the next week. My little tick pimple has been cycling between present and absent for close to half a year.


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