A 42-year-old member asked:
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Are tick bites dangerous to humans?

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Dr. Joshua Davidson
17 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
It depends...: ...On the tick. Deer ticks, for example, are often the carriers of the bacteria associated with lyme disease, a chronic and potentially debilitating condition associated with heart, joint and other difficulties. Wood ticks can carry the bacteria that cause rocky mountain spotted fever. Other tick bites are totally harmless and can cause only local irritation. Ultimately it depends on the tick.
Answered on May 7, 2018
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