Tick Bite Bump Won’t Go Away: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment | Nao Medical

If you’ve been bitten by a tick, you may notice a small bump or redness at the site of the bite. In most cases, this bump will go away on its own within a few days or weeks. However, if the bump persists and doesn’t seem to be getting better, it’s important to seek medical attention. At Nao Medical, we specialize in urgent care and can help you get the treatment you need for your tick bite bump.

Causes of Tick Bite Bumps

Tick bite bumps are caused by the saliva of the tick. When a tick bites you, it injects its saliva into your skin to help it feed on your blood. This saliva can cause an allergic reaction in some people, leading to a bump or rash at the site of the bite.

Symptoms of Tick Bite Bumps

The most common symptom of a tick bite bump is a small, red bump at the site of the bite. This bump may be itchy or painful, and it may get larger over time. In some cases, a tick bite bump can develop into a rash or blister.

Treatment for Tick Bite Bumps

If you have a tick bite bump that won’t go away, there are several treatment options available. At Nao Medical, we may recommend one or more of the following:

  • Topical creams or ointments to reduce itching and inflammation
  • Oral antihistamines to reduce allergic reactions
  • Oral antibiotics to treat any infections that may have developed
  • Steroid injections to reduce inflammation and swelling

In addition to these treatments, we may also recommend that you keep the area clean and dry, avoid scratching or picking at the bump, and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling and discomfort.


What should I do if I find a tick on my skin?

If you find a tick on your skin, it’s important to remove it as soon as possible. Use tweezers to grasp the tick as close to your skin as possible and pull it straight out. Wash the area with soap and water and apply an antiseptic to the bite site.

How can I prevent tick bites?

To prevent tick bites, it’s important to avoid areas where ticks are common, such as wooded or grassy areas. Wear long sleeves and pants when you’re in these areas, and use insect repellent that contains DEET. Check your skin and clothing for ticks after spending time outdoors.

When should I seek medical attention for a tick bite?

You should seek medical attention for a tick bite if you develop a rash, fever, or other symptoms within a few weeks of being bitten. You should also seek medical attention if you have difficulty breathing, chest pain, or other severe symptoms.


If you have a tick bite bump that won’t go away, don’t wait any longer to seek medical attention. At Nao Medical, we can help you get the care you need to treat your tick bite bump and prevent any complications. Book an appointment with us today and take the first step towards better health.

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