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is it okay if the head of the tick gets left in your skin after you try to take it out

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Head of tick: Best to see your doctor about removing the head of the tick to prevent any infection and to treat you if you get sick later on.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
OK: It will come out in a few days. If you take Doxycycline or Minocycline within 1 or 2 days - a single dose of 200mg- you will not get lyme disease.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Voron
51 years experience Dermatology
See below: The longer the entire tick, or a part of it, stays attached to your skin, the more likely it is to transmit the organism that causes lyme disease, if ... Read More
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Decreases: It decreases chance of infection.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Tick bite: There MAY be more of the tick in your skin. Please see your doctor for an exam and take a close look yourself. He/she MAY provide antibiotics if nee ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Tick bite prevention: If a tick bites you, it's best to talk to a doctor about it - especially an Infectious Diseases doctor who would know the risks involved. If you still ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
53 years experience Urology
Minor: If it is bothering you a dermatologist or a general surgeon or a urologist can take it out. They will numb the skin and it will have a couple of stitc ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possible: Ticks carry many potential disease causing organisms and not just Lyme. Some tend to enter the brain. Any sudden vision changes such as blurriness or ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
44 years experience Pathology
Report to your dr: Your symptoms can be unrelated to the tick but may also be due to one the many tick-born diseases assuming enkugh time has passed ( incubation period) ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Tick bite time.: Prob 30 +minutes. Needs to find good blood place then insert proboscis, inject stuff that numbs you and prevents blood from clotting and then begin to ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No. : No. Ticks remain on the surface of the skin but they insert a special tube like feeding device, called a hypostome, to nourish themselves on your bloo ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably scar: Without evidence of other symptoms, and if the itching is localized at just the scar site, i would think it is likely secondary to just mechanical irr ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
See below: The rec way is as follows: if available, use tweezers and grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible (if none, use a cloth or paper to protect y ... Read More

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