tick bite site itches after 1 year.

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Kodak
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   Posted 7/25/2010 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone,

I have not posted lately because I went back to work. I am feeling much better with just minor flare ups,
but nothing like before my homeopathic and herbal treatments. Just wondering if anyone else experienced their tick bite site flaring up every once in a while.
Mine swells up out of nowhere and seems like I've just been bitten again. It swells up to the size of a dime and itches.
I know its the same exact place I was bitten over 1 year ago.
Not sure what this means or if it is significant in any way.
Just wondering if anyone else experienced this.

Peace,
Kodak

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   Posted 7/25/2010 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Kodak, I THINK this MAY (key word, 'may") have happened to me. And I don't have any reason to belive that it meant Lyme. It just so happened that, on the very day I went to see my first LLMD, at bedtime after walking the dogs thru an undeveloped, weedy area, I found a tick, fully (and stubbornly) attached on my belly.

Called my new LLMD who immediately prescribed doxy-- this was before all my tests were in -- and he was covering RMSF, just in case. Well, this bite itched so bad it often made me nasueous. By this time, I'm guessing I'm allergic to their saliva.

Anyway, I never got a bull's eye or anything indicating any TBI. But the spot was red w/ a dark centered bite mark in the center. And it lasted several weeks.

REcently, on my stomach, I had itching and a mark that looked exactly like the one I got last year. It was not swelled up like the one you describe, and I am not positive that it is in the exact same area, but appears to be. It felt and looked enough like the earlier bite that it made me wonder.

I am very anxious to see responses to your post!
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jennie48
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   Posted 7/26/2010 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
i never found where i was bit....but the top my my head is always very sore and itchy? I wonder if thats were i was bit. i also expirence headaches from this ;(
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lyme 123
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   Posted 10/6/2012 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
After one month my tic bite still hurt and itch used a green tea bag on it and that seem to stop the itch

Traveler
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   Posted 10/6/2012 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I've noticed that some people have itching in the area where they had a tick attach for some time later. I don't know if they ever discovered the reason that it would start itching again, or if it was a passing thing though.

Have you used the search function to look for older posts about this? That's what I would suggest.
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JoAnnD
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   Posted 2/9/2014 3:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I realize I'm late to this topic and I'm not sure I'll see any response.

about 35 year ago I was bitten by a tick. If I remember correctly, it had a white spot on it's back.
My siblings and I had been playing in a cow pasture on a hot summer day in Oklahoma. My grandfather removed the tick. I had an itchy, red, swollen spot for...I don't know how long after.
That same spot would flare up again once in a while, those times becoming less frequent and severe as the years pass. I don't recall the last time it did, but right now it's just a tiny, barely itchy pimple.
I don't think I was infected by Lyme. I was searching the internet for information on recurring tick bites and found my way here. :)

Traveler
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   Posted 2/10/2014 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Joann!
Welcome to our community!! I'm glad you found us!!

Even though you don't believe you have Lyme, I would encourage you to take a look in our "New to Lyme? Start here!" thread that sits at the top of the forum. In that thread you can find the "Master Symptom List" for Lyme disease. Take a look at that list of symptoms and see if you "see yourself" in them. You don't have to have even a majority of the symptoms to have Lyme disease!

When you said 'recurring tick bites', did you mean that you keep getting tick bites or that the tick bite that you have keeps getting inflamed and maybe itchy?
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JoAnnD
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   Posted 2/10/2014 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Traveler. Thanks for the welcome. :)

By recurring I mean the site of my original (and as far as I know, only) tick bite becomes irritated again.
*going to read "New to Lyme?"*

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   Posted 2/11/2014 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
From what I understand, there are some that have this issue but no other symptoms of an active infection. Hopefully you are one of those and don't need any treatment, but if you discover that you have been having symptoms, I would greatly encourage you to seek out treatment.

We can help answer questions, help you find articles and be a wonderful support as you go through this time. Please let us know how we can help!
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AmyMcClev
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   Posted 6/9/2014 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, came across this thread after googling about recurring itching at tick site.
I was bitten by a kangaroo tick (I'm in Australia - our kangaroo ticks are not missable of your bitten, big suckers these bad boys. about a half centimetre to centimetre body width, which equates to about 1/4 to 1/5 an inch I believe) over 10 years ago and also by another kangaroo tick ten years ago this year.
Both bite sites flare up with itching and the first site will also swell and become raised like a fresh bite. This is even after my dr at the time surgically removed the bite site because of the flare ups!
It happens a lot less frequently now than it used to, but from what others have said here, it can't be too uncommon a thing for ticks at least, if not Lyme disease.

I don't know for sure if I do have Lyme, but definitely have a fair few of the symptoms. Being tested is almost impossible here though as only a small handful of medical doctors believe it is here.
The rest try to say suffers must have been bitten overseas. But that doesn't work well when there are many who have never left the country!

EMill
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   Posted 7/24/2016 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with Lyme over a year ago. I never had the "ring" but I did have an embedded tick. I had Bell's Palsy shortly after the tick bite but now have no serious lingering symptoms of Lyme. Its unnerving that the site of the tick bite does occasionally flare up. It swells to about the size of a pea and itches. Its awful what one tiny little bug can do!

Fronton
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   Posted 7/24/2016 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
EMill, did you treat your Lyme when you got Bells Palsy?
I also get the bite Ste flare-ups. It is my one symptom that has not improved or gone away.

EMill
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   Posted 7/24/2016 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I was in the middle of my 21 day course of doxycycline when I had the Bell's Palsy. Unlike others, I was very lucky that it didn't last long.

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   Posted 7/24/2016 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to our community, EMill

I would wonder if it meant you still have active infection.
I'm thinking you don't have a LLMD to ask?
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   Posted 7/24/2016 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Fronton - What does your LLMD say about this? Any concerns?
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EMill
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   Posted 7/24/2016 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
No, I do not have a LLMD and I didn't go back to the doctor after the 21 days of doxy. I really don't know much about lyme other than what I have read online. I just thought if I caught it early enough and took the full dose of antibiotics it would take care of it. Does anyone know if there is a specific test that covers all the tick borne illnesses? Will they be able to do another test after a year? Thank you for your responses! What a great forum!

bec4u
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   Posted 1/6/2018 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

I am in Australia and got bitten by a tick that left me feeling sick for weeks. I had a massive itchy sore lump at the bite spot for around 2-3 months afterwards. I don't remember any symptoms of rashes or fevers etc. at the time - but I didn't feel well, and I did experience vertigo and other weird feelings for the first time in my life. I was in great health at the time when I got bitten. I then went to the States for 4 weeks on vacation.

2 months after I returned, I became very ill, ANA was high, muscle and bone pain all over, extreme fatigue, sharp stabbing pains randomly all over my body like someone had made a voodoo doll out of me, kept getting blood tests and other for the next 6 months, lost my job as a PE Teacher Trainer cause even packing up my sack seemed too hard, and eventually docs put me in the basket of fibromyalgia because docs here don't consider Lyme disease as an option. I didn't even get asked if I had had a tick bite, or if I had been overseas....

Anyway, the reason I came across your post was because I was searching for recurring inflammation/irritation at the original bite site (same as the other Aussie guy who said he was bitten by a roo tick and had recurring itching etc). It has been 4 years since I was bitten, and it is not often, but occasionally throughout that period (when I am really run-down) that I get a massive lump (resembling a tumor or boil) at the exact bite location - just like what I had initially. It is a little itchy sometimes, but mostly feels a bit tender. I have even thought throughout that period that I may have a small tumor/cancer growing/shrinking in that location.

However, this last time squashed all ideas of that! I was flat-out with work, not stressed, but just drained and tired, and there it was the next day - almost the size of a marble. I rested, drank ginger tea all day, piled in the garlic, and the next day the lump was completely gone. This is not a tumor or cancer coincidentally growing on the bite site - this is something related to the whole bacterial legacy of that vermin that bit me.

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   Posted 1/6/2018 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi bec4u - welcome to our community.

How are you now? Are you getting treatment with a LLMD?


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Fronton
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   Posted 1/6/2018 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I didn’t post this, but I have not had my bite site flare for over 4 months now. How? I take antihistamines. This means it was an immune reaction and my body was producing histamines. I recommend you try Zyrtec or something similar and see if that takes care of it.

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   Posted 1/6/2018 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
After 5 years, my ear (where I was bit) still gets an "ants crawling" feeling when I lay on it on a pillow.

Mississippi Jane
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   Posted 1/8/2018 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, All.

Very interesting post.

I never saw a tick on my arm, where a bull's-eye rash appeared.

But over the years, I have found numerous ticks embedded in my scalp, near the back of my neck. And I had a constantly itchy spot on my back for at least two years. I consulted a dermatologist about the itchy spot. She saw nothing there, but I think I must have had a tick bite there and just never knew it.

I am sure the ticks came from my little black toy poodle, who sleeps with me. For years, I gave her a pill that I thought prevented or killed fleas and ticks, but it turns out that the pill did not affect ticks. She now gets a pill that takes care of both and I no longer find ticks on me.
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   Posted 7/30/2018 6:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I found this thread while searching on "recurring itch from tick bite." I have never tested positive for Lyme, but have removed many ticks over the years. My body has a severe immune response to tick bites, without the typical Lyme disease symptoms. The inflamed bite area expands to more than 6 to 8 inches around, with bright red swelling and itch. I have had at least three courses of amoxicillin in the last 2 years as preventive measures for bite infection and Lyme. (I am allergic to doxycycline.) The most effective treatment for the severe inflammation is a course of prednisone. Within 1 day of steroids, the inflammation begins to recede and the itch calms.

I have four sites of old tick bites that flare up occasionally. Like others who posted, my sites are pea-sized, raised areas that itch for a few days and then go back to a "dormant" state until the next time my immune system is (over)activated. I'm curious to hear whether others can link their symptoms to stress or other challenges to the body.

I occasionally take an immune boosting-herbal supplement before traveling or if I feel a cold coming on. I noticed that taking that supplement for a day or two can sometimes make the old bites flare up, which makes sense if the response is a reaction to a stimulated immune system (from the supplement).

Thanks for your input!

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   Posted 7/30/2018 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi editink - welcome!

So you've had many tick bites...along with rashes...but don't have any other 'stuff' going on to indicate lyme disease?
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Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
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editink
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   Posted 7/31/2018 6:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the welcome. Ii have not had typical symptoms of Lyme disease, to my knowledge. I just turned 60 and have some long-standing musculoskeletal challenges (scoliosis, lumbar disc surgery in '96, fibromyalgia, and some symptoms of Sjogren's without a positive test [my mother has it]). I also am allergic to many antibiotics, so that has made my doctor reluctant to prescribe an antibiotic unless there is a firm reason. I am particularly interested in complementary natural and herbal medications that might stabilize my immune system. One complicating factor is that I take warfarin blood thinner, and my coagulation level is quite variable, so I must monitor the possible effects of any new medication or natural remedy on that parameter. I monitor this level using a meter at home, so I can check as often as weekly, if needed. One other note is that I was recently diagnosed with a moderate mammalian meat allergy to beef (alpha gal test), and I've been avoiding all meats for about 3 weeks. Presumably, this mammalian meat allergy developed in response to tick bites. Thanks for your thoughts, and those of the community.

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   Posted 7/31/2018 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
editink said...
Thanks for the welcome. Ii have not had typical symptoms of Lyme disease, to my knowledge. I just turned 60 and have some long-standing musculoskeletal challenges (scoliosis, lumbar disc surgery in '96, fibromyalgia, and some symptoms of Sjogren's without a positive test [my mother has it]). I also am allergic to many antibiotics, so that has made my doctor reluctant to prescribe an antibiotic unless there is a firm reason. I am particularly interested in complementary natural and herbal medications that might stabilize my immune system. One complicating factor is that I take warfarin blood thinner, and my coagulation level is quite variable, so I must monitor the possible effects of any new medication or natural remedy on that parameter. I monitor this level using a meter at home, so I can check as often as weekly, if needed. One other note is that I was recently diagnosed with a moderate mammalian meat allergy to beef (alpha gal test), and I've been avoiding all meats for about 3 weeks. Presumably, this mammalian meat allergy developed in response to tick bites. Thanks for your thoughts, and those of the community.


Reading this post - I think you should look into lyme disease (musculosketal challenges, fibromyalgia, sjogren's symptom, recent meat allergy)
What prompted the warfarin ?

Those ^^^^ along with the multiple tick bites and rashes....go to a LLMD and get an evaluation.

My initial symptoms didn't include the usual: flu-like symptoms, fatigue, headaches, swollen lymph nodes ...that many people get.
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Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi
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