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I pulled a tick off my childs scalp should i take him to a doctor what should i look out for tick bite fever symptoms?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Review : Review the symptoms of Lyme disease and discuss prophylactic doses of antibiotics with your physician.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: How long might the tick have been present? Data shows they must feed for about a day before they transmit the Lime factor. Are there other tick borne illnesses in your country? It would be good to review your issue with the kids doc either by phone or at a visit. The recommendations would depend on having all the correct information.

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Last updated Dec 14, 2019

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