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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Ticks transmit various diseases, including lyme, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, etc..If you got ill, you may have had one or more of these diseases. Some g ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Tick removal: You should use a pair tweezers and grab the tick as clsoe to the skin a spossibel and gently pull it out straigh up and do nto twist or jiggle the twe ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Head of a tick.: A tick's head may be left embedded in the skin when one attempts to remove a tick. Use sterilized fine point tweezers to fish the tick's mouthparts ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Tick's Head in Skin: Use the sterilized tip of the needle to carefully fish the tick head away from your skin. Insert the needle into the first or second layers of your sk ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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No: If part of the head or any mouth parts of the tick remain in the skin after removal of the body, these should be left alone as they will be expelled o ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Voron
50 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 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.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 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.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
There is a treatment: See a psychiatrist for evaluation and treatment.
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