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I found a engorged tick on my daughters head. I panicked and removed it with fingers super fast. My question is, should we go to the pediatrician?

I found a engorged tick on my daughters head. I panicked and removed it with fingers super fast. My question is, should we go to the pediatrician?

Yes: An engorged tick that has been present for 36 hours or more is a case that requires antibiotics. The tick is now likely dead and the other pieces will fall out on their own. See your doctor for antibiotic treatment. All the best. ...Read more

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Found tick on back of scalp, removed non-engorged tick. Now has tender pump where tick was removed. Live in florida should I see doctor for antibiotic?

Found tick on back of scalp, removed non-engorged tick. Now has tender pump where tick was removed. Live in florida should I see doctor for antibiotic?

Make an appointment.: It probably is not a problem, especially if the tick is not small, like the deer tick thtat can carry lyme disease. It might do good to put antibiotic ointment on it. If it does not go away or becomes a big rash or you still are concerned, a quick visit to the doctor, preferably with the tick if you still have it, is the best thing to do. ...Read more

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A tick bit me 5 weeks ago. It was engorged, I removed it. 6 Six days later a bullseye rash developed. I saw a doctor and took doxycycline for 21 days. I still have a red bump where the tick was removed, should I see a doctor again?

A tick bit me 5 weeks ago. It was engorged, I removed it. 6 Six days later a bullseye rash developed. I saw a doctor and took doxycycline for 21 days. I still have a red bump where the tick was removed, should I see a doctor again?

Tick Bite: Definitely see your doctor for follow-up. CDC recommends two-step testing. First step: EIA (enzyme immunoassay). If the EIA is negative, no further testing of the specimen. If the EIA is positive or possible, then a “Western blot” test is ordered. If ill 30 days, only the IgG blot is done. A positive diagnosis requires positive for both EIA and blot ...Read more

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How do I properly remove a tick?

How do I properly remove a tick?

Anapsid.org/lyme: http://www.anapsid.org/lyme/removingticks.html (how to remove a tick). Using sharp pointed tweezers, or specially made tick tweezers, grasp the tick as close to your skin as possible, as close to its embedded mouthparts as you can. If you squeeze the body or head, you risk compressing the guts and salivary glands and expelling even more organisms through their mouth into ... ...Read more

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How can I if a tick is completely removed--if i removed it with a lighted cigarette?

How can I if a tick is completely removed--if i removed it with a lighted cigarette?

Tick Removal: Don't remove ticks with a lit cigarette. The heat may cause release of infectious materials into your skin. Examine visually to ensure that mouthparts or head are no longer embedded. ...Read more

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Does a tick have to be engorged to transmit illness or make me sick and if the tick still flat am I ok I'm really worried thank u ?

Does a tick have to be engorged to transmit illness or make me sick and if the tick still flat am I ok I'm really worried thank u ?

Can transmit illness: A tick doesn't have to be engorged to transmit infections; being engorged means it was attached long enough to feed on you but it doesn't have to be on that long to transmit Lyme, Babesia, Bartonella,Anaplasma etc. I strongly advise finding a Lyme-literate Dr. for evaluation and treatment. See http://tinyurl.com/zhmusze Adequate doses of doxycycline can prevent Lyme but you may need other Rx too. ...Read more

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I've had 4 ticks bites but when got off they were not engorged should I be worried or needs meds lonestar tick would I have signs of illness ?

I've had 4 ticks bites but when got off they were not engorged should I be worried or needs meds lonestar tick would I have signs of illness ?

4 tick bites: Since there were so many and you may have inadvertently had others I would seek medical attention and get treated. In general I treat people with tick bites because the sequela can be so significant. Would also check lyme titers in now and in 6 weeks( unbeknown to you , you may have had previous bites and have titers-most lyme I saw never knew they had a bite. f/u/ w/ doc w/in 24 hours ...Read more

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Hi what we do if we got bit by tick and he remove it?

Hi what we do if we got bit by tick and he remove it?

Tick: If the tick has been on less than 24 hours, risk of lyme is extremely low. Simply use tweezers - grasp part of tick that is flush with skin and pull slowly but firmly. Clean area with alcohol ...Read more

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

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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Should li be worried if there is a knot on my child's head after i removed a tick?

Tick granuloma: This may be a tick granuloma. It is not a real health problem. If bothered by it, a dermatologist or family physician can evaluate. ...Read more

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My friend removed ticks from the dog and put into and water bottle and i drank it by a mistake few minutes before. it had 10 ticks. What shoud i do?

My friend removed ticks from the dog and put into and water bottle and i drank it by a mistake few minutes before. it had 10 ticks. What shoud i do?

Don't get ticked off: Did you swallow any of the ticks or just the juice? Depending on what you swallowed, how much blood was in the ticks your body will likely digest them, but what I can not guarantee is whether you will have a reaction. Best to see your doctor and get a better history and physical. Good luck. ...Read more

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Son is 4 during his bath to my shock found 5 baby ticks. I removed them but 2 of them are slightly red,used peroxide which foamed a lot on the bite ?

Son is 4 during his bath to my shock found 5 baby ticks. I removed them but 2 of them are slightly red,used peroxide  which foamed a lot on the bite ?

Tics: Good job Mom! that is what you are supposed to do, however make sure you removed all the parts of the tick and watch for a rash (in the next several days to few weeks) in the area. The rash would start as a red spot and then spread in a circular manner. You may look at what the rash (in case it does appear) would look like at the following link: (http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/images/rashes/cdc_em.jpg ...Read more