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pickles for sale
06-03-2009, 08:22 AM
My daughter got three huge bug bites yesterday up at Hiawatha/ Mockingbird.
They have a pretty big *bite* mark in the center (a hole with blood) and then it is red around the mark about half an inch around. BUT the strange thing is the bite is flat....not raised like most of the bites I am used to.

What type of bite is this?

chevy
06-03-2009, 08:28 AM
could be a deer tic

Babzz
06-03-2009, 08:38 AM
sounds like a horse fly to me.. They get me every year and I swell up like crazy!

pickles for sale
06-03-2009, 08:53 AM
Well she got them yesterday and they haven't raised up yet but they are huge.....

What is a deer tic? Is that the lyme disease tic?

someguy
06-03-2009, 08:56 AM
http://joanharvest.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/deer_tick_800x600.jpg

Super Gram
06-03-2009, 09:09 AM
What was that picture supposed to do?

EyelashExtensions
06-03-2009, 09:10 AM
Tick bites, especially deer tick bites, are often associated with Lyme disease. Although this is true, they also transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, Colorado tick fever, and ehrlichiosis. In United States, deer ticks are the ones that transmit Lyme disease in most cases.

It is a popular myth that ticks jump around until they find a host. This is not true. They attach by physical contact, and move up and down up to a few hours until they find a site to attach to.

Once they attach, they feed on the host's blood. This is where it get dangerous. Bacteria that deer ticks are sometimes infected with, can be transmitted to the host.

Once they are done eating, they fall off and are ready to mate.

Picture of a tick bite

http://livingindryden.org/images/home/tick05052006B.jpg

It could also be a spider bite...at least I was told if you have three bites it's usually a spider. I would call the nurses hot line and maybe ask them.

b&aMom
06-03-2009, 09:21 AM
Could be black fly, could be deer or horse fly, but if the last two, she likely would have known it was on her at the time because they are big. My daughter got one just as you describe yesterday, high on the cheek bone, by her eye. It is typical of how she reacts to black flies. She was at Queen Elizabeth field for the track meet. My husband was out late yesterday afternoon, in the Second Line area, and he said the black flies were definitely out.

I wouldn't sweat it.

pickles for sale
06-03-2009, 09:33 AM
nope doesn't have a black mark or any evidence of a tick stinger in it...

Melanie Booker
06-03-2009, 10:00 AM
What was that picture supposed to do?

pickles asked what a deer tick was. Turd Boy showed her.

sounds like a blackfly bite to me. sometimes they swell sometimes they don't.
black fies are DEF out! i got swarmed yesterday everytime i stopped when i was cutting the grass.

someguy
06-03-2009, 10:04 AM
http://www.highway60.com/mark/brs/bite.asp?Msg=1645

Sounds like a brown recluse spider bite from this link

someguy
06-03-2009, 10:05 AM
pickles asked what a deer tick was. Turd Boy showed her.

sounds like a blackfly bite to me. sometimes they swell sometimes they don't.
black fies are DEF out! i got swarmed yesterday everytime i stopped when i was cutting the grass.

Thanks for explaining the pic. Some people I see just have no comprehension skills.

Love,
Turd Boy

Luv'inLife
06-03-2009, 10:13 AM
sounds like a horsefly or pine bug, she would know if she had a tick on her.

Melanie Booker
06-03-2009, 10:28 AM
http://www.highway60.com/mark/brs/bite.asp?Msg=1645

Sounds like a brown recluse spider bite from this link

LOL, are you trying to give the girl a heart attack??

Tutones
06-03-2009, 11:36 AM
http://www.highway60.com/mark/brs/bite.asp?Msg=1645

Sounds like a brown recluse spider bite from this link

Only problem is, you won't find one North of Georgia. They are native to the Southern US and Gulf of Mexico.

EyelashExtensions
06-03-2009, 12:27 PM
It's probably a mosquito bite, sometimes they are flat but odd shaped with a red dot of blood in the center. Could be a spider bite though. And yes, we have no brown recluse spiders around here! Spiders in our area are not deadly. If you venture more east or west though I believe there are widow spiders, but not in the sault

Super Gram
06-03-2009, 12:53 PM
Thanks for explaining the pic. Some people I see just have no comprehension skills.

Love,
Turd Boy


'Another one of your smart remarks. Glad you have comprehension skills . I don't need them anymore cause I'm 75 yrs old and retired.

lk_wicked
06-09-2009, 07:48 PM
my hubby had two of them from yesterday, but they are settling down today. dont know what bit him but he was working in the garden. red around about half an inch.