tick bite site itches after 1 year.

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Kodak
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   Posted 7/25/2010 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   
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 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
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 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
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 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   
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 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   
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 1:40 AM (GMT -7)   
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 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
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 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   
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?"*

Traveler
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   Posted 2/11/2014 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   
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 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
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 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   
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 5:46 AM (GMT -7)   
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 6:52 AM (GMT -7)   
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 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
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 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Fronton - What does your LLMD say about this? Any concerns?
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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. switched mino to biaxin.

EMill
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   Posted 7/24/2016 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
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!
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