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Old 09-14-2021, 12:50 PM   #1
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Do tick bites bother anyone else for days/weeks afterward?

I can usually feel ticks trying to embed and pull them off before they get too deep, but those bite sites stay red and itchy for a lot longer than mosquito or chigger bites.
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Old 09-14-2021, 12:53 PM   #2
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Hopefully you don't get the Lymes....
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Old 09-14-2021, 12:54 PM   #3
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I know of one woman that had about 20 heart attacks from a tick bite.
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Old 09-14-2021, 12:55 PM   #4
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Just a little bit longer but not weeks for me.
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Old 09-14-2021, 12:58 PM   #5
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Do tick bites bother anyone else for days/weeks afterward?

I can usually feel ticks trying to embed and pull them off before they get too deep, but those bite sites stay red and itchy for a lot longer than mosquito or chigger bites.
A chigger or tick bite will jack with me for several weeks. I guess I have some sort of allergy.
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Old 09-14-2021, 01:00 PM   #6
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Ticks don't bother me but chiggers will last for weeks.
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Old 09-14-2021, 01:01 PM   #7
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Ticks suck. If one develops a bullseye redness to it get to the doc. Sounds crazy but a limes disease bite will show a perfect red bullseye ring around it.
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Old 09-14-2021, 01:02 PM   #8
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I’ve had them itch and fester up for a couple weeks before. I think it depends on the location of the bite. I’ve had them on my ankle where it’s getting rubbed by shoes and socks and it would itch for a couple of weeks and I’ve had them under my arm and forget about them in a couple of days.
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Old 09-14-2021, 01:03 PM   #9
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Do tick bites bother anyone else for days/weeks afterward?

I can usually feel ticks trying to embed and pull them off before they get too deep, but those bite sites stay red and itchy for a lot longer than mosquito or chigger bites.
Same - I start itching as soon as they scratch the surface. I don't know how anyone could have a tick attached to them long enough to become engorged and not notice. And when I do get a bite it makes a huge scab that lasts for several weeks. Chigger bites do the same. I still have chigger bites on my ankles from July. I think I am more allergic to insect bites and stings than most people.
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Old 09-14-2021, 01:03 PM   #10
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The worst...chig's a close 2nd
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Old 09-14-2021, 01:05 PM   #11
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Mine last about a week but they well up turn really red and itch like crazy. Chiggers do the same but seem to last even longer.


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Old 09-14-2021, 01:17 PM   #12
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Ivermectin a few times a year will keep them off
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Old 09-14-2021, 01:20 PM   #13
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As long as I refrain from scratching them they go away in a few days but if I touch them it’s a couple of weeks for me.
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Old 09-14-2021, 01:21 PM   #14
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working in the field as a biologist the odds were there to contract lyme disease and i did back in 2001. Not fun, flare ups have been limited to joint aches but that first year after contracting took a toll on me. I know some who have had it far worse.
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Old 09-14-2021, 01:23 PM   #15
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Usually last about a week for me
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Old 09-14-2021, 01:54 PM   #16
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To answer your question, yes. I pulled one off of me, on my September Kentucky hunt last year, probably within a few hours of it becoming attached. It was on the underside of my wrist, it slightly itched and the bump was there for several months. It never got red or looked weird, so I just rolled with it.
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Old 09-14-2021, 02:17 PM   #17
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If you pull it off and leave the head it will last for weeks. Touch them with something hot, I light a match blow it out touch them and remove.
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Old 09-14-2021, 02:30 PM   #18
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Yup, I am in the same boat.

Every time I one latches on to me, whether I knock them off quick or notice them the next day, the bite spot gets worse and worse for a couple weeks. And the whole area surrounding changes colors.

I got tested for Lyme one time because it was so gnarly and I felt tired all the time. Came back neg luckily.

Dont know why they get me so bad.



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Old 09-14-2021, 03:26 PM   #19
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When I was younger, they didn't last long at all. I haven't had one in a while, but the last ones have been irritating for close to two months I'd guess. Don't know whether it's due to me getting older, or if other "things" are going on with ticks these days. Knee high rubber boots, with tucked in pants legs, seem to help a lot in deterring bites.
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Old 09-14-2021, 03:47 PM   #20
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Why even question this. Go to TSC or the feed store and buy permethrin and be done with tick bits. Tick bites don’t bother me at all, but chiggers are a biatch for a week.
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Old 09-14-2021, 03:49 PM   #21
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Didn’t mean to sound like an ***. One bottle of 10% permethrin will last you 10 years at least. It’s a no brained for ticks. For me it’s only ok on chiggers. Permethrin is supposed to be scent free once dried and it is hell on mosquitoes too
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Old 09-14-2021, 04:13 PM   #22
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I know of one woman that had about 20 heart attacks from a tick bite.
She is gonna be hard to forget
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Old 09-14-2021, 10:20 PM   #23
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Mine last about a week but they well up turn really red and itch like crazy. Chiggers do the same but seem to last even longer.


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X2, this describes ticks and chiggers for me too. The Good Lord was having a bad day when He invented these two devil bugs.
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Old 09-14-2021, 11:57 PM   #24
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X2, this describes ticks and chiggers for me too. The Good Lord was having a bad day when He invented these two devil bugs.
X3, same here.

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Old 09-15-2021, 05:19 AM   #25
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I still look like a shotgun victim from the chiggers back in July.
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Old 09-15-2021, 05:29 AM   #26
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A chigger or tick bite will jack with me for several weeks. I guess I have some sort of allergy.
Same with me. If I get poked by a hardhead itís the same thing. 3-4 weeks to get over that.
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Old 09-15-2021, 06:11 AM   #27
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They itchy red lump red on me a week or so...Skeeters/ants not much..thats a daily occurrence....Chiggers madning itch..
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