My mom was bit by a lonestar tick (female, with the white dot) last night, I am VERY worried in regards to her developing the alpha-gel allergy.. should I get the test done right away or what do you advise?
She had meat on the same day prior to the bite and today. This was our first incident of a tick bite so we were concerned. I was not able to find any information regarding the percentages of lone star ticks that carried the allergy vs those that don't have them, so I wasn't sure what to think. If she did get the allergy would there be a reaction today if she has consumed red meat? Or do reactions sometimes take weeks to show up,