Patient Comments: Ticks - Diagnosis

What types of tests or exams led to a diagnosis of a tick-related infection in you or someone you know?

Comment from: mike, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: April 22

I had been bitten by a seed tick. I had the worst of the symptoms. I went to the emergency room (ER) after 2nd day of 102 fever. There were blood tests, urine tests, IVs. It took 2 more days to determine the illnesses. I was diagnosed with Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. I was told I was in the start of kidney failure as a result of the extreme dehydration. I was given antibiotics and admitted to give me fluids. If anyone has any flu like symptoms after a tick bite, I urge you to seek hospital and ask them to look for Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain fever. It may save your life.

Was this comment helpful?Yes

Patient Comments

Viewers share their comments

Ticks - Bite Symptoms Question: What were your symptoms associated with a tick bite?
Ticks - Removal Question: Do you know the correct way to remove a tick? Please share your experience.
Ticks - Treatment Question: What kinds of treatment did you use or receive to treat a tick bite or tick-caused infection?
Ticks - Prevention Question: If you live in a tick-prone region, how do you prevent bites?

Patient Comments are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on MedicineNet. The opinions expressed in the comments section are of the author and the author alone. MedicineNet does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.

Alert If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.


Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.