Tick Bite Symptoms





A tick bite usually only causes minor irritation or itching, especially if the tick is found and removed within a short time. In some cases, bites can lead to severe symptoms that range from headache to facial paralysis. Severe or bothersome symptoms are usually the result of being bitten by a tick that carries disease. Tick-borne diseases can cause a variety of symptoms, with the specific symptoms depending on the disease that is transmitted by the bite. Tick bite symptoms that indicate disease transmission include:

Rash near the bite or anywhere on the body
Swollen glands
Bites that turn into an ulcer
Tiredness or fatigue
Headaches and body aches
Stiff neck
Fever
Many tickborne diseases are transmitted by the Lone Star tick and the blacklegged tick. For instance, the Lone Star tick transmits STARI, ehrlichiosis and the Heartland Virus, while the blacklegged tick transmits Powassan disease, Lyme disease and babesiosis, along with several other diseases. The Rocky Mountain spotted tick transmits Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and tickborne relapsing fever is caused by bites from soft ticks. Other ticks, including dog ticks and the Pacific coast tick, also carry diseases.

Ulceration at the site of the bite is caused by a tularemia, a disease that is transmitted by both dog ticks and Lone Star ticks. The bite usually develops a open sore and nearby glands swell. Tularemia, along with many other tickborne diseases, is treatable with antibiotics. Hensoft also offers metaphysical healing for tickborne diseases that is safe to use with your prescription medications.