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Salem, VA
A 37-year-old female asked:

My daughter had a tick on her scalp that i removed but it appears that his "mouth" is still under her skin. do i need to remove this?

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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Embedded tick: Ticks are tricky to remove. You should have taken her to the doctor for a safe and complete extraction but since you tried to remove it and have a remnant left in the skin, you should take her to the doctor and have it removed by him/her. It is much safer that way.
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