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What should I do if I find a tick on my baby?

What should I do if I find a tick on my baby?

Relax: After the normal reaction of being grossed out, it is important to remove it. Using tweezers as described is perfect. I also have heard that using soft soap on a cotton ball placed on the tick will get it to release. It is important to get it to release and not disconnect the head. At least call your physician about the tick. Then decide if the child needs to be seen. ...Read more

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Dr. Ajeeb Titus
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Tick Borne Illness (Definition)

Ticks may carry a number of different pathogens (bacteria, viruses, and protozoa) that can be transmitted to animals or humans. There is a comprehensive list of tick ...Read more


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What to do if i found a tick crawling on my leg today. How do I know if it bit me or not?

What to do if i found a tick crawling on my leg today. How do I know if it bit me or not?

Did not bite: When a tick bites you it does not let go, it stays attached and does not let go. The fact it was crawling around on your skin it had not bit you. ...Read more

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What should I do if I think my baby has a tick bite?

What should I do if I think my baby has a tick bite?

Observe: Wash the area make sure no other ticks are on body watch for reddness inflammation or rash at site of the bite seek medical care if inflammation should develope. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have a tick attatched to my leg?

What do I do if I have a tick attatched to my leg?

Remove it: Rubbing alcohol, tweezers, heat, etc all work - but get it off quickly. Save the tick, and bring it to your physician for testing. If it is an infected tick or you are in a high risk area you can get prophylactic treatment for lyme disease. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have a blue dot on my testicles? I found it just now

What do I do if I have a blue dot on my testicles? I found it just now

Blue dot: A blue dot in your scrotum maybe a small hemangioma, a nevus or varicocity. If you are concerned see your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a small bump on my testicle. What do I do?

What to do if I have a small bump on my testicle. What do I do?

Consult a urologist: Most 'bumps' on the the testice are benign & such things as a small harmless cyst of the epididymis (just above the testicle or a calcified appendix testis. However, could be a small/early testis tumor, if lump is hard & painless. In which case is best to consult a urologist who may advise in favor of a scrotal/testicular ultrasound. ...Read more

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What to do if I have my period and I found a weird looking thing on my pad.?

What to do if I have my period and I found a weird looking thing on my pad.?

Not much info.: It could be a clot or tissue from the lining of the uterus that has been passed. ...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?

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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How do I know if I have a infection on my vagina?

How do I know if I have a infection on my vagina?

Infection sxs.: Hello. Possible indicators of a vaginal infection include: odor, discharge, redness, itching, pain or discomfort with urination. If you have not been treated for these symptoms previously, then evaluation by your gynecologist or family doctor would be helpful. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if i found a tick what should I do?

What to do if i found a tick what should I do?

A tick walking: Around? I flush them down the toilet. ...Read more

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What to do if i think I have a cyst on my face. How do I get rid of it?

What to do if i think I have a cyst on my face. How do I get rid of it?

See Dermatologist: See a dermatologist for an evaluation and consult regarding a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if i just found out that my son smokes crack regularly. What should I do?

What to do if i just found out that my son smokes crack regularly. What should I do?

Get help: Talk to your local physician, see if there are intervention groups, rehabilitation, or try to get him to narcotics anonymous. You have to try and steer him to get off these drugs. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a wart on my lower lip i think. How do I get rid of it?

What to do if I have a wart on my lower lip i think. How do I get rid of it?

Lots of ways: See a dermatologist. You can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what i like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. You can also try oral Cimetidine (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight (japma november 1, 1995 vol. 85 no. 11 717-718 ). ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a kind of embarrasing question, what is it when i get rashes on my butt?

What should I do if I have a kind of embarrasing question, what is it when i get rashes on my butt?

Would need to be: evaluated to determine the type of rash you have. Dermatological eval would help to obtain correct diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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A found a tick in my 5 month old baby what should i do?

A found a tick in my 5 month old baby what should i do?

Observe: It would be a good idea to take a picture of the tick and share it with your baby's pediatrician at the next visit coming up. Unless the baby is exhibiting any symptoms like fever, redness around the tick bite area, not eating or sleeping well, there should be no reason to be concerned. ...Read more

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What to do if i found a tick what should I do?

A tick walking: Around? I flush them down the toilet. ...Read more

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I found a tick on me, pulled it off easily and it was not there for more than twenty four hours, it's red, how do I make it go away?

I found a tick on me, pulled it off easily and it was not there for more than twenty four hours, it's red, how do I make it go away?

First Aid Ointment: Wash the area with soap and water. Apply whatever first aid ointment you have in the medicine cabinet. Cover w bandaid to protect clothing from the ointment, or leave open. Redness may resolve in 24 hours. If not need oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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I found a tick on my lower bum area. What can I do to make sure all the ticks are gone?

Ticks: Visually examine your entire body. Use your hands to feel your scalp/ hair, pubic hair, butt cleft, etc for a bump (tick). Those dog gone ticks like warm places. ...Read more

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What to do if i found a tick crawling on my leg today. How do I know if it bit me or not?

Did not bite: When a tick bites you it does not let go, it stays attached and does not let go. The fact it was crawling around on your skin it had not bit you. ...Read more

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I found a tick on me and i pulled it out and there's i'd this itchy bump and its been there for 3weeks or longer..I pulled out the whole tick?

Check with doctor: Ticks can transmit lyme disease, babesiosis, bartonella, ehrlichiosis, rocky mountain spotted fever & other serious infections. Save the tick & bring it to a doctor knowledgeable about tick-borne illness. If you have been infected it is important to get treated asap. See http://www.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/tick-bites-topic-overview & http://www.Ilads.Org/lyme_disease/lyme_tips.Html. ...Read more

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I found a tick on the back of my neck earlier today. I got it off, found no others. I've got a sore,red,lump on my shoulder. could a tick be embedded?

I found a tick on the back of my neck earlier today. I got it off, found no others. I've got a sore,red,lump on my shoulder. could a tick be embedded?

TICK BITE/LYME: Yes you need an exam and labs bring the tick you removed . Your doctor will screen for tick born diseases and likely start empiric therapy with doxycycline for 3 weeks. SEEK PROMPT MEDICAL ATTENTION ...Read more

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I found a tick on my ear removed it now it's swollen and itches and burns a lot shoul I use neosporin on it?

I found a tick on my ear removed it now it's swollen and itches and burns a lot shoul I use neosporin on it?

Bring tick to MD: since you do not know if this is a dog tick or a deer tick you should bring the check if you still have it to your dermatologist and they can send it in to pathology to see what type of ticket is. You can also have Lyme titers drawn now and repeat them in 4 to 6 weeks to be sure you have not contracted this disease. I would not use Neosporin because many people are allergic to it. ...Read more

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We found a tick on my 27 month daughter how worried should I be and what symptoms do we look out for?

We found a tick on my 27 month daughter how worried should I be and what symptoms do we look out for?

Depends: To pass the lime disease germ a tick must feed for at least 24 hours. If you found & removed it before that could happen risk is minimized. Grasping the tick head with tweezers & pulling it out intact reduces chance of leaving mouth parts behind. Monitor the site & have her seen if you associate a local rash or fever with the process. Ticks can also pass things other than lime disease. ...Read more

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Can ticks bite u thn move some where else and bite u agn found several red bmps tht i didn't know where they came frm bt tday i found a tick answr asap?

Can ticks bite u thn move some where else and bite u agn found several red bmps tht i didn't know where they came frm bt tday i found a tick answr asap?

Unlikely: Ticks generally bite one spot then stay there until they are engorged (>18 hours) then drop off. There are many insects that cause red bumps including mosquitoes, fleas, bed bugs, and others. If there are new bumps there in the morning, it's bed bugs. If they appear when you are outside, it's probably mosquitoes. Where they are and when they appear helps to determine the cause. ...Read more

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So just now in my bed, i found a tick crawling up my arm. I killed it but what should I check for?

PROBABLY NOTHING: Unless the tick had burrowed through the skin, crawling onthe skin is probably not a problem. ...Read more

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Found a tick on my head a little while after that i noticed the itchy bumps on the crown of my head?

Found a tick on my head a little while after that i noticed the itchy bumps on the crown of my head?

See details: If the tick was not attached and engorged (filled with blood) it is not an issue. The bumps are likely unrelated. ...Read more

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I found a tick in the upper part of my ear now it is burning and itching all the time what can I do to get it to quit itching?

I found a tick in the upper part of my ear now it is burning and itching all the time what can I do to get it to quit itching?

Hc cream: if the tick as inyour skin less than 24 hours and there is minimal redness, over the counter Hydrocortisone 1% would ok to try, antihistamines might benefit you as well ...Read more

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Daughter vomited then a little while later found a tick on her ear. Could this be related? Should I get her checked? No fever or other symptoms.

Daughter vomited then a little while later found a tick on her ear. Could this be related? Should I get her checked? No fever or other symptoms.

TICK ON EAR.: Was tick crawling or attached? Probably not related if crawling. If attached how big was it? mustard seed, pumpkin seed or grape? Just observe and if she gets fever or skin rash would take to Dr. Find out risk of tick borne disease where you live or were visiting. Can find maps at CDC site. I assume tick was taken off? ...Read more

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Found a tick on left side of head head was sore for a week high liver enzymes now left pupil bigger than right one pressure in head problems thinking ?

Found a tick on left side of head head was sore for a week high liver enzymes now left pupil bigger than right one pressure in head problems thinking ?

Report to your dr: Your symptoms can be unrelated to the tick but may also be due to one the many tick-born diseases assuming enkugh time has passed ( incubation period). Prophylactic or treatment antibiotic may be necessary. ...Read more