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So I think I may have been bitten by a tick

Patient: So I think I may have been bitten by a tick. I got very tired, sore muscles, loss of appetite, headache, and a large welt on my side. What could this be?

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thanks for the query.The symptoms you have described can happen with a tick bite, however, they are seen in many other conditions like viral fever, lymphadenitis, bacterial infections, etc. Kindly see a doctor for an examination and a few blood and urine tests to confirm the diagnosis. The doctor will treat you accordingly with suitable medications and antibiotics if needed. Meanwhile, drink plenty of water and have a bland diet. You may take paracetamol for relief from the body aches and headache as well. Take adequate rest and avoid strenuous activities.Hope this helped.Regards

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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