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A 42-year-old male asked:

Hi.. i found a tick behind my neck below my head.. under my hair.. i took it out.. no redish around area.. small lump noted.. applied 70% alchol solution.. tick removed?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Ticks: Tickborne disease in South Africa can include CCHF, tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF), ehrlichiosis, Ehrlichia canis, babesiosis, rickettsioses. I practice in the US, so I am not familiar with South African tickborne illnesses. Monitor.
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