Ticks TicksRelated Tools & References « Back to Ticks Index Sorted Alphabetically A-Z Sort by popularity Doctor: Checklist to Take To Your Doctor's Appointment Doctor: Getting the Most from Your Doctor's Appointment How to Choose a Doctor Insect bites: The Buzz on Summer Stings and Bites Itching Rash Sorted by Popularity (as on MedicineNet) Sort alphabetically Itching Rash How to Choose a Doctor Doctor: Getting the Most from Your Doctor's Appointment Doctor: Checklist to Take To Your Doctor's Appointment Insect bites: The Buzz on Summer Stings and Bites Suggested Reading on Ticks by Our Doctors Related Diseases & Conditions 15 articles Rash The word "rash" means an outbreak of red bumps on the body. The way people use this term, "a rash" can refer to many different skin conditions. The most Bedbugs Bed bugs (from the insect family Cimicidae) are small, reddish-brown tick-like insects that feed by sucking the blood of mammals. They are often found Headache Headaches can be divided into two categories: primary headaches and secondary headaches. Migraine headaches, tension headaches, and cluster headaches are Itching Itching can be a common problem. Itches can be localized or generalized. There are many causes of itching to include: infection (jock itch, vaginal itch), Chiggers Chiggers are a mite belonging to the Trombiculidae family. Chiggers are most commonly found in grassy fields, gardens, parks, forests, and moist areas Fever Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 degrees F. (37 degrees C.), in practice a person is usually not considered Lyme Disease Lyme disease is a bacterial illness, which is spread by ticks when they bite the skin. Initially the disease affects the skin causing a reddish rash associated Nausea and Vomiting Nausea is an uneasiness of the stomach that often precedes vomiting. Nausea and vomiting are not diseases, but they are symptoms of many conditions. The Spider Bites (Including Black Widow and Brown Recluse) The majority of spiders in the United States are harmless. Two exceptions include the black widow spider and the brown recluse spider. Symptoms of a harmless West Nile Virus West Nile virus (West Nile encephalitis) is a brain infection caused by a virus. People become infected with the virus after they're bitten by a mosquito Bug Bites and Stings Bug bites and stings have been known to transmit insect-borne illnesses such as West Nile virus, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Lyme disease. Though Tularemia Tularemia (rabbit fever) is an infection caused by the Francisella tularensis bacteria. People can become infected with tularemia by coming into contact Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Viral hemorrhagic fever(s), or VHFs are a group of illnesses caused by distinct families of viruses. Many of these viruses are life-threatening, and classified Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a tick-borne disease that causes symptoms and signs such as fever, rash, headache, and muscle aches. The antibiotic doxycycline Travel Medicine Travelers should prepare for their trip by visiting their physician to get the proper vaccinations and obtain the necessary medication if they have a medical Medications 1 articles Procedures & Tests 0 articles Pictures, Images & Quizzes 2 articles Doctor's & Expert's Views 3 articles Health News 29 articles Health Features 0 articles STAY INFORMED Get the latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox!