What is the hard lump that developed from a tick bite?
Our question this week was:
Dr. Debra – What is the hard lump that developed from a tick bite? How long will it take to go away?
Hi – thanks for your email. You wrote asking about a lump that formed at the location of a tick bite. Some dogs can get a local skin reaction or infection at a tick bite location. Does it look red, infected, drainage or is it just hard?
If it is not infected and just a hard lump – it may take a few weeks (2 to 6 weeks) to go away. If it gets bigger, seems painful – then I’d worry.
To be safest – see your veterinarian to have the area evaluated.
Best of luck!
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