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Deer Tick Vs Dog Tick
Are there Deer tick in Monterey Ca area and how long does any tick take to be submerged fully in body?
They don't submerge: Ticks don't totally submerge into your body. They do stick their heads into your body. But you can pluck them out with simple tweezers. Regard the transmission of Lyme disease it takes greater then 36 hours for tick to be attached to you before it can spread lyme disease. ...Read more
Deer Tick Bites: Sometimes you cannot! a guy came into my office a couple of years ago with a mole on his back which i spotted under magnification as a tick. He said he thought the lesion had been there for years but it really had not. We removed it with a forceps in the recommended way, and he had no more problems. We searched diligently for other bites, but none were found. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very unlikely: It sounds as if you are worried about lyme disease. Deer ticks are potential carriers of lyme disease, human anaplasmosis and babesiosis. Lyme disease can cause very disabling permanent effects; death has been reported, but would be unusual. Anaplasmosis and babesiosis would not be considered deadly. Here is a link to centers of disease control on lyme: http://www.Cdc.Gov/lyme/. ...Read more
Many symptoms...: If bitten by a deer tick one should watch carefully for symptoms. Look for a bulls-eye rash- if you have this you have lyme, but it only happens half the time. Other early symptoms are mild flu-like symptoms (headache. Aches, mild fever), then joint pains, fatigue, problems with memory & concentration and virtually any symptom in the world. Deer ticks may spread ehrlichia, babesia, bartonella etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lyme is a spirochete: That is , a type of bacteria that can be found in some ticks, but can also be transmitted by mosquitoes, some biting flies, and possibly fleas. But the most common carrier is the tick. Not all ticks carry the lyme spirochete (aka borrelia burgdorferi). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer