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

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?

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