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Can A Tick Go Under The Skin
I removed a tick from my sons back but the head is still under the skin and I have tried and can not remove it. What should I do next?
Do ticks bury themselves beneath the skin or do they stay on the surface? I try to do tick checks several times a day, but i notice a bump under the skin that is red and inflamed and i'm concerned it might be a tick.
Chiggers : Chiggers (trombiculidae) are mites found in the midwest and southeast United States. Their bite can cause a red bump with intense itching. Chiggers don't bury themselves or lay eggs under the skin. They inject digestive enzymes and may remain attached to the skin for several days. They are very hard to see with the naked eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tick bite continue to itch 4 mos after bite...took doxycillin immed after bite "just in case." No other symptoms, no evid of tick borne illnesses or cellulitis. Piece of tick still under the skin?
Good question.: No risk for tick borne illness here. Is there any type of rash at the wound site? An embedded part of the tick would fester a little under the skin and may become a little red and painful until the skin pushes it out or it's broken down. If you have been washing it over and over or scratching it I'd say eczema, neurodermatitis or scabies it possible without any other rash or lesions. See doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My husband has a tick bite with a really bad burning feeling and black spot under the skin where he pulled the tick out. Could he have Lyme disease?
Deer tick?: Some deer ticks transmit lyme disease. The tick must be in the skin for 2 days before it can cause lyme disease. Doxycycline or minocycline 200mg single dose within 2 days of removal of a tick prevents lyme disease almost every time. Not a deer tick? Lyme is not in the conversation. A local reaction to the tick is common but not lyme disease. If the black dot is part of the tick, your body will ta ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a tick on the scrotum. unsure if I got the whole head out. There is now a small lump under the skin, but not attached to the testicles?
My daughter has red spots that come and go under the skin on the palms of her hands all the time, she also has some light peeling on her fingertips?
See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing her doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, her doctor should be able to tell her what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Painful, swollen bump on back of leg (profile pic). Major swelling under skin. Bug bite? Spider? Tick? How should I go about treating it? Thanks!
See your doc: Consultants on this public site do not have access to profile uploads.To us you are a 29 yo female,period. Your description provides enough information that your issue deserves a consultation with your doc who can see the problem and review your history. Good luck.There is an affiliated site,Healthtap Prime, where an accepting physician could review your case, but that paid site differs ...Read more
I have a tick bite 6 months old, it still goes through periods of intense itchiness. It developed scar tissue under my skin. Cause for concern?
See below: If you we're treated appropriately for a suspected tick- borne illness, then the tick illness should be gone, but, you may have developed an are of hypersensitivity at the bite and the more you scratch, the worse it may become. The skin may be becoming lichenified or simply scarred as you you described. See you doctor for an evaluation as "rashes" are very difficult to diagnose without viewing. ...Read more
Pull up w/tweezers: 1/use fine-tip tweezers. Grasp tick closest as possible to skin. 2/pull upward steadily. Don't yank or twist. If mouth parts break off, remove mouth parts. If you can't, leave alone [don't dig] and let yourself heal. 3/clean area with soap and water, rubbing alcohol, or iodine scrub. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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