Tick Bite

Ticks are tiny bugs that attach to the skin of humans and animals. They bite and suck their blood. These tick bites are harmless and primarily dwell in hairy and warm areas of the host. Otherwise, they are commonly found in the soil, shrubs, trees, plants, etc. Severe itching is manifested in the place where it bites and, when pulled out, may cause slight bleeding. Though tick bites are harmless, they can transmit serious diseases like Lyme disease, rocky mountain spotted fever, Colorado tick fever, etc.

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Are antibody detection testing confirmatory?

Query: Hi doctor, My 26-year-old daughter had a tick bite and tested positive for Lyme disease this summer. She took a month-long round of Doxycycline. She re-tested last week, and she was still testing positive for Lyme antibodies on the Western blot test. Her first antibody test was 1.91 antibodies. The...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no need to take one more antibiotics course because Lyme disease antibodies may stay in the body for years. Only antibody detection is not confirmatory for diagnosis. Few false-positives may be seen in viral fevers, autoimmune diseases, and viral infections. So...  Read Full »

What are the diagnostic tests for Lyme disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chronic migraines with pituitary hyperplasia. Can someone interpret what my report indicate?  Read Full »


Dr. Nasir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the report that you put up (attachment removed to protect patient identity). If I am not mistaken, all three antibodies done for Lymes disease are absent, which means that you do not have Lyme's disease. If any of the three columns had positi...  Read Full »

How to treat flea bite rashes on arms and legs?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. I have bites all over my arms and legs that do not heal. My cat has fleas, so I think it is flea bites. I am currently taking Escitalopram. I weigh 130 pounds.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you send me a picture of bites so I can prescribe you medicine accordingly? If there are flea bites, then it can lead to infections and swelling or redness. Take tablet Cetirizine 10 mg once a day after meal for five days. Is there any pus inside bites? Is you...  Read Full »

Will flea or bug bite likely to cause cellulitis?

Query: Hello doctor, Usually, I let my cats go out and play in the backyard. They frequently bring in fleas and bugs in the house. So I get flea and bug bites. I usually get red bumps on the areas of my legs and lower legs. But recently I notice that there is a confined area that looks like a scab. Thi...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the attached photograph and can appreciate the scabbed area. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is not cellulitis at all. It is because of the intense itching the area has excoriated and then turned into a scab. No need to take oral a...  Read Full »

Are my joint pain, depression, and Lyme disease related?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I visited my primary doctor's office, but he was on vacation. I was seen by a nurse practitioner. My main complaint is leg swelling, joint pain, and stomach aches. She asked me to do a series of lab tests and to return a week and a half later. When I went back, she told me that...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I assure you not to worry at all as things may get settled with proper care and follow-up.  Read Full »

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