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what is colorado tick fever ?

i think my son has it should i be concern?

Colorado tick fever is an acute viral infection transmitted by the bite of the Dermacentor andersoni tick. See the link below for more info.  (+ info)

what are the chances of getting Colorado Tick Flu if you are bit by a tick?

Hello - my husband was bit by a tick in Grand County Colorado Yesterday. I would have to say that the tick was actually on him for about 4 hours or so. He removed it properly and cleaned the site and his hands. What are the chances that he will get CTF? thanks!

You should have him see a doctor. They'll give him some treatment for it, and advise to watch the area of the bite.  (+ info)

Home remedy for tick bite fever for dogs?

My dog has tick bite fever and the vets are very expensive, so I wondered if I can buy antibiotics at the pharmacy and inject him myself? What other remedies are there?

Tetracyclins including Doxycycline are DOC.  (+ info)

what would a bite look like from a tick carrying rocky mountain spotted fever?

i got bit by a tick, and the bite is less than half an inch in diameter. the center is scabbed, the immediate surrounding is gray/purple, and around that is a little red. it's sensitive when i touch it.

go see a doctor. dont wait for people to give you an answer. Instead make an appointment! ;0  (+ info)

If I have 12 tick bites, how likely is it for me to get Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever?

I live in Missouri, and I'm not for sure what kind of ticks they were, but I think they were seed ticks. I've heard that they are newly hatched ticks, but is this true? Thanks for all your help!!

Okay... what should I tell my doctor?
I just found another one on me. It was brown and barely visible.

seed ticks can't give you lyme disease or rocky mountain spotted fever. deer ticks can give you lyme disease and ixodid (hard) ticks can cause Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever  (+ info)

What are the long term effects of Tick Fever?

If any.
I had if when I was 7 years old.

Well my older sister got it when she was 5 and the only thing that we know of is it ruined her ammund system so well you can get deseases and sicknesses faster thats about it  (+ info)

what is toxicylene and why is it used to treat tick fever?

There's tigicyline and tetracyline but no toxicylcene. You may be asking about Colorado tick fever (Rocky Mountain spotted fever) and therefore you'd really be asking about tetracycline. Chloramphenicol is another antibiotic used to treat this, also doxycycline, a tetracycline antibiotic.

"what is [tetracycline] and why is it used to treat [Rocky Mountain spotted] fever?" -- It's an antibiotic and it's used because it works.  (+ info)

Is Tick bone fever means Lyme diseases common in Cancun Mexico?

no, it is common in wooded areas where the Ixodes tick lives, like the northeast of the US, ie Conneticut, Long Island  (+ info)

What type of tick is it that has Rockey Mountain Spotted Fever?

And oddly enough they are much more common in the Appalachian Mountains than in the Rockies.  (+ info)

what are the sumptoms of rocky mountain spotted fever caused by a tick bite?

Initial signs and symptoms of the disease include sudden onset of fever, headache, and muscle pain, followed by development of rash. The disease can be difficult to diagnose in the early stages, and without prompt and appropriate treatment it can be fatal.  (+ info)

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