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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.

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 more

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I have a tick bite and under the skin is a large hard mass and the skin is red and puffy?

I have a tick bite and under the skin is a large hard mass and the skin is red and puffy?

Need examination: Provider may consider antibiotics treatment depending on the examination and possibility of Lyme infection ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

Lyme disease: It is most likely that he has local irritation or residual tick particles causing pain. Lyme disease usually presents days to weeks after a tick bite many forms such as bright red rash, weakness, joint pain, fever or headaches. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Don't know....: Could be the tick's head buried into your epidermis or not.

Best you see your doctor for and examination and probable removal. This is why it is always best to coax a tick into releasing its bite, instead of decapitating it by pulling it off. ...Read more

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How can one make sure a tick is pulled completely out of the skin?

How can one make sure a tick is pulled completely out of the skin?

See below: This is a hard to answer but great question. Depending on how big the tick is will help determine the difficulty of whether the whole tick and head is removed. The smaller the tick the harder it is to tell without a really good magnifying glass. If a dark spot is left after removing the tick, part of the head may still be there, but his might be blood too. Best advise - watch for rash at site. ...Read more

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So I've been itching & after the itching, long lines start to appear but they do go away afterwards, its like a line formed under the skin.

So I've been itching & after the itching, long lines start to appear but they do go away afterwards, its like a line formed under the skin.

Dermographism: A physical urticaria. Twitchy mast cells secrete histamine when stimulated by scratching or rubbing. From Greek for "skin writing". Cause unknown. Will eventually go away. Antihistamine usually helps. Zyrtec (cetirizine) (ceterazine generic is just as good) 1 a day. Sometimes need 2, but higher dose increases risk of sedation. If sleepy on this, can try 1 or 2 Claratin (loratadine) a day. May also use cortison ...Read more

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Can deer ticks bury under skin?

Can deer ticks bury under skin?

Deer tick: Deer ticks sit upon the top of the skin and grab the skin and penetrate it with the proboscis that gives the tick blood. So they are technically external to the skin. ...Read more

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How does a tick look like on your skin?

How does a tick look like on your skin?

See below: Varies on the size of the tick. Some are large and obvious and others like ixodes species - deer ticks. These can be so small in the juvenile form and not much larger in the adult for than a pinpoint. Therefore, extensive tick skin surveys are always recommended in highly endemic areas. ...Read more

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Are there ticks that burrow under skin?

Are there ticks that burrow under skin?

Yes: Some can cause rocky mountain spotted fever or lyme disease or other diseases. Remove ticks as soon as you discover one on you and put it in a container to bring with you to the doctor if you get a bull eye rash or any other symptoms. They will be able to send it to the state lab or cdc to determine if it was infected. ...Read more

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How can you get a tick head out of the skin?

How can you get a tick head out of the skin?

See below: The rec way is as follows: if available, use tweezers and grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible (if none, use a cloth or paper to protect your fingers). Pull straight up gently, steady pressure. Don't twist or jerk. Don't squeeze, crush or puncture the tick. Disinfect the skin afterward and wash hands. If any mouthparts remain, leave alone as they will be expelled spontaneously. ...Read more

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How do I get a tick head out of my son's skin?

See below: The rec way is as follows: if available, use tweezers and grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible (if none, use a cloth or paper to protect your fingers). Pull straight up gently, steady pressure. Don't twist or jerk. Don't squeeze, crush or puncture the tick. Disinfect the skin afterward and wash hands. If any mouthparts remain, leave alone as they will be expelled spontaneously. ...Read more

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Can you see or feel the hardware under the skin?

Depends: It depends on the type of hardware, the location, and the physical build/weight of the person who has it. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a tick head and how do you get them?

Anyone know what is a tick head and how do you get them?

Head of a tick.: A tick's head may be left embedded in the skin when one attempts to remove a tick. Use sterilized fine point tweezers to fish the tick's mouthparts or head away from your skin. Do not squeeze or stab the head. Remove, wash hands as well as site of tick removal. ...Read more

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I have a tick's head stuck under my skin. What should I do?

I have a tick's head stuck under my skin. What should I do?

Tick's Head in Skin: Use the sterilized tip of the needle to carefully fish the tick head away from your skin. Insert the needle into the first or second layers of your skin just beside the tick's head, no through the head. Think of it as removing a splinter, and try to get the needle "hooked" under the head or mouth parts to pull them out. If that does not work visit you local dermatologist to have the head removed. ...Read more

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I have a tick under my skin on the shaft of my peinis how do I remove it?

See below: Please consult this site for detailed instructions:

http://www. Cdc. Gov/ticks/removing_a_tick. Html ...Read more

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If you remove a tick but leave the head in skin will this cause a problem?

If you remove a tick but leave the head in skin will this cause a problem?

No: If part of the head or any mouth parts of the tick remain in the skin after removal of the body, these should be left alone as they will be expelled on their own. If you try to remove these parts, significant skin trauma may result. ...Read more

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Can someone help with identifying what kind of tick you pull off your skin?

Can someone help with identifying what kind of tick you pull off your skin?

Check with Ag Extens: It can be very difficult identifying ticks that are removed from the body. Sometimes only parts of the tick body are removed. Check with one's state agricultural extension to seek the common ticks in the area and pictures. ...Read more

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What should I do if I found a really big tick that’s burrowed into my baby’s skin?

Remove it gently: First of all...Don't panic! Ticks are common, and most bites are harmless, but you do want to remove them because they can spread disease.

The easiest way to remove the tick is to take tweezers, grab the tick at the head or mouth (closest to the skin), and apply gentle pressure upwards (away from skin). Do not use a match or petrolatum, since this will cause the tick to burrow deeper. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you pull a tick off but the head doesn't come off?

Tick Removal: Place fine- point tweezers around the tick's mouth parts and gently remove. Don't crush the imbedded tick parts. Disinfect the site of the tick bite. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get a tick off your body after it has buried its self under your skin?

What's the best way to get a tick off your body after it has buried its self under your skin?

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 more

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What can cause hard movable knots under the skin? My son has these on his face... Some small and large.

What can cause hard movable knots under the skin? My son has these on his face... Some small and large.

Some thoughts...: They could be cysts, little fluid filled sacs, that are generally harmless but sometimes could become inflamed. It'd be good to have your son's doc take a feel of them - don't need to have him go to an urgent care or ed, but just a regular visit, especially if they've been there for a long time. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you feel like crawling under the skin everywhere? Asif bugs was crawling under ur skin! Please help!

Paresthesia: Chronic paresthesia is often a symptom of an underlying neurological disease or traumatic nerve damage. Paresthesia can be caused by disorders affecting the central nervous system, such as stroke and transient ischemic attacks (mini-strokes), multiple sclerosis, transverse myelitis, and encephalitis. A tumor or vascular lesion pressed up against the brain or spinal cord can also cause paresthesia. ...Read more

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I've nervous tick for a long time and move my head or other part of my body. I would like to know that what can I do till I can solve my problem?

I've nervous tick for a long time and move my head or other part of my body. I would like to know that what can I do till I can solve my problem?

Involuntary movement: There are many reasons why you can suffer of involuntary movements, tremors or tics. An specialist like a neurologist or trained psychiatrist may be able to diagnose and treat the condition which is responsible for the problem. ...Read more