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do ticks die after they are pulled off

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
31 years experience Ophthalmology
tick-borne illness: Like lyme and erlichia are possible. Watch for the bull's eye rash and call your doctor on monday in case you need a blood test and medication.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
35 years experience Travel Medicine
No: The bite of a tick is not fatal. Ticks can transmit diseases which can be serous or fatal but the bite itself is not fatal.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
See below: This is a hard to answer but great question. Depending on how big the tick is will help determine the difficulty of whether the whole tick and head i ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Check with Ag Extens: It can be very difficult identifying ticks that are removed from the body. Sometimes only parts of the tick body are removed. Check with one's state a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Tick Removal: Place fine- point tweezers around the tick's mouth parts and gently remove. Don't crush the imbedded tick parts. Disinfect the site of the tick bite.
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Dr. Jerome Litt
71 years experience Dermatology
SIZE OF TICKS: TICKS VARY IN SIZE AND SHAPE. I AM AFRAID YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TELL. IF YOU STILL HAVE IT, YOU COULD TAKE A PHOTO OF IT AND CHECK WITH YOUR PCP. HE ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: If the tick was not attached and swollen, there is no issue. If is was, speak to your doctor.
A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Magnify: Use magnifying glass and have someone look at the area closer. Otherwise have your primary care doc exam the area.
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Considerations: What kind of tick? How long was it on for and what parasitic diseases are endemic to where you picked up the tick? Did you get it all? Worth discuss ... Read More

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