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do ticks die after they bite

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 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.

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It could be: Some times those tics could cause what we call cutaneous leishmaniasis which a skin diease need treatment.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
When seen.: As soon as possible.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
You have: to get rid of the source. no use of putting water on fire and having the gasoline hose open on fire. Get Cat treated along with u then get cat back in ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
4 tick bites: Since there were so many and you may have inadvertently had others I would seek medical attention and get treated. In general I treat people with ti ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Clean the area, keep tetanus up to date. If the tick was attached for less than 24-48 hours, the likelihood that you have contracted a disease is alm ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Clean the area, keep tetanus up to date. If the tick was attached for less than 24-48 hours, the likelihood that you have contracted a disease is alm ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: If the tick was not attached and swollen, there is no issue. If is was, speak to your doctor.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
ANYBODY'S guess: Do I have a vampire bite? Did you find a tick embedded in your skin? Do you have some sort of sore on your skin which you neglected to describe?
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Check with your dr: If you have the tick bring to your physician. Depending on where you live, treatment recommendations may or may not include antibiotics prophylactical ... Read More

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