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Brookville, IN
A 29-year-old female asked:

My 26yr old fiance` pulled a tick off his head, it was there for possibly 4-5days. he found it & pulled it off sun. am. says its sore, has small knot?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Tick bites: This depends on the tick. There are many different species. Very few ticks carry disease, and those that do may carry different pathogens. If your fiance becomes symptomatic in any way besides what you have described, he should go and see a doctor and tell him what has happened. In your area the major issues are not lyme, but anaplasma and other similar organisms.
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