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A 24-year-old female asked:

I had a tick in me for roughly 1 week. head was removed, but it formed a big dark, hard lump that itches. it has been 3 months. is this normal?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Tick bite reaction: Perhaps all of the tick was not removed, or you became infected. If the head was in your skin for a week, it is advised that you see your doctor about preventative antibiotics to be sure you did not get a tick disease that can hide away in your body then cause severe problems
Last updated Jun 20, 2017

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