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    Default Tick bites taking longer to heal

    Wow its been two weeks from one of the hikes and a few bites are festering and itching still. (Dog ticks) - On a different day put on some Teva's last week while over at my dad's yard and later found a deer tick under the strap that night. Nice ring below the ankle. Started the Doxy immediatly, but damn the Dog Tick bites are worse and still the size of quarters - even if they are not the cause of lyme they are taking longer to heal then in the past.

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    same thing here. like 4 weeks and then there is still a red mark. i don't remember this long before.
    I'm so confused, I'm not sure if I lost my horse or found a rope.

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    I think it varies from person to person.
    Here we have kangaroo ticks (not Lyme carrying supposedly but a couple of possible cases now showing up), and I get recurring irritation from them for about 3 months. My son knocks them off and you can't see the mark a few days later. Very fortunate considering where one got him. :-)

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    The dog ticks on the eastern shore of maryland are doing the same thing to folks...long healing times...and it is on the youngsters too (age 5 and 2) not just us older folks!

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    My tick bites often stay red and itchy for weeks after removing the bloodsuckers, even if I pull them off within a few hours of attachment. I wouldn't worry about it.

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    Dink are you sure? I thought it was age related.
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    Ticks don't bite old people. Skin is too tough and wrinkles too deep.

    On second thought, the old ones with beards they bite their baby faces under all that hair. They like the tender thin skin under all that shaded area.
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    Ok you had your fun. Keep drinking those Fosters for stove parts and you will catch up quick
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    I've noticed that too. Seems like they used to heal about the same as a mosquito bite and were no big deal, these days they itch like hell and stick around for weeks. I've gotten good results using a daily dab of 7% veterinary iodine, though I wouldn't recommend it for the squeamish.

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    Had a wood tick try to latch on about a month ago knocked it off before it embedded and it still took a week and a half to heal, itched like crazy too.
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    You guys would laugh I was outside this morning and sprayed the yard for weeds... looked down at my pants and saw what appeared to be a monster sized tick..... it was something similar to a Japanese beetle and brown.


    I will try the iodine - I keep human surgical strength in the cabinet... The vet stuff gets me barking like a dog....
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    I had to laugh at that iodine crack Wise Old Owl...that was just plain funny right there...

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    [QUOTE=Wise Old Owl;1306000] looked down at my pants and saw what appeared to be a monster sized tick

    I will try the iodine - I keep human surgical strength in the cabinet...QUOTE]


    Iodine is a hallucinogenic. Drinking it will cause small insects to appear much larger. Use it as a topical antiseptic.

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    Too Much...now the dog is itching all over....
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    Go see a Medical Clinic Right away.

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    Or a vet...

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