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A 51-year-old male asked:

I found a tick between my toes. i dripped some vodka on the area and removed the tick. should i take any medication or see a doctor to prevent me from falling ill? i am selfemployed.

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Probably nothing: If you lived in the continental United States I would be concerned for a deer tick which causes lyme. However, this would be primarily in certain endemic areas either near great lakes or northwestern united states. Site to follow to see if bad tick is the following: https://www.wikihow.com/Identify-a-Deer-Tick. Ticks can be associated with other infections. In general what you did shoud be enough

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