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i have a tick in the middle of my back - can't reach it - live alone; is about 8mm long, puffy, caramel color; redness around it redness is about 6cm x 4cm; pinch/itchy feeling; felt what i thought was a mosquito bite a couple of evenings ago maybe? neve

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Dr. Kenneth Redlin
42 years experience Family Medicine
You : You should see a physician to get the tick carefully removed. Some ticks are capable of transmitting disease, including lyme disease. The tick can be sent to a lab to determine the risk. You may need antibiotic treatment. Failure to treat an infectious tick bite can have long-term consequences.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Urgent care visit: Ok, if you can't reach it, then see a professional who can, and who can evaluate and decide if locally irritated / infected / lyme risk. Primary care or urgent care can usually deal with this.
Answered on Jan 20, 2013

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