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A 24-year-old male asked:

I was bitten by a tick on my head. i pulled it out as i didn't know what it was. should i take any meds of precautions?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Tick bite: There MAY be more of the tick in your skin. Please see your doctor for an exam and take a close look yourself. He/she MAY provide antibiotics if needed. Peace and good health.
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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
Tick bite prevention: If a tick bites you, it's best to talk to a doctor about it - especially an Infectious Diseases doctor who would know the risks involved. If you still have the tick, you can put it in a plastic ziplock back and bring it to the doctor's office. The tick can be analyzed for Lyme disease among other things. There is prophylaxis (prevention) for Lyme disease after a bite - but make sure a doc knows.
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