Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Should I Do If I Find A Tick On My Baby

Share
1

1
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

See 1 more doctor answer
2

2
What’s the best way to keep ticks away from the baby?

What’s the best way to keep ticks away from the baby?

Avoidance: The best protection is to wear appropriate clothing when outside in potentially tick infested areas. This includes long sleeve shirts and pants with pants covering socks. Daily, tick checks on your child will identify the tick before it can exchange its body fluids. Deet on the clothing will also be helpful. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
3

3
How can I keep my baby safe from ticks when our dogs bring them in all the time?

How can I keep my baby safe from ticks when our dogs bring them in all the time?

Tick check: The simplest way is to check your dogs for ticks before you go into your house and expose your baby to your dogs. Otherwise, it's best to separate the dogs from your baby, to decrease the risk of tick exposure. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
What causes a knot in a child after tick bite?

What causes a knot in a child after tick bite?

Tick knots: Lumps felt after a tick bite could be several things. First is a granuloma, or organized bodily response by a large cells in the skin. Accumulations of cells can be quite firm and take a long time to go away. Sometimes we inject them with a long-term cortisone to remain in the spot and treated for 3 to 4 weeks in order to get it to soften.. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
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

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
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

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Should li be worried if there is a knot on my child's head after i removed a tick?

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

8

8
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

9

9
My child has a weird circular rash after getting a tick bite. Is this something I should be concerned about?

My child has a weird circular rash after getting a tick bite. Is this something I should be concerned about?

Yes: A rash around a tick bite should be evaluated promptly. It may be a local reaction or a sign of lyme disease. If you cannot see your pediatrician immediately, take several good pics of the rash, especially if it is changing rapidly. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
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

11

11
I fear I may have been bitten by a tick, can this harm the baby?

I fear I may have been bitten by a tick, can this harm the baby?

Yes: See your doctor immediately for evaluation and possible treatment. Tick bites have very specific rash patterns. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Is their an answer to having a feet fetish and picking people's nostrils as a nervous tick ? When child I took reitalin due to exesive hypernenes

Is their an answer to having a feet fetish and picking people's nostrils as a nervous tick ? When child I took reitalin due to exesive hypernenes

The answer is : To see the doctor who prescribed the Ritalin (methylphenidate) and tell him about these episodes and see if he wants to reconsider or add to the medication already previously prescribed. ...Read more

13

13
Can you put baby oil in your hair or on your skin to prevent ticks?

Not your best option: I know lots of online "experts" (none of them physicians) say baby oil will repel ticks. It makes a bit of sense, in that the ticks might not be able to recognize your skin if it's coated in oil, and if you have nothing else on hand it's probably better than nothing. Permethrin lotion, however, is far more effective. Deet is not very effective against ticks, but great for mosquitos and such. ...Read more

14

14
Red raised pussy bump on child after tick bite 7 months ago. Gets larger even after draining well.

Red raised pussy bump on child after tick bite 7 months ago. Gets larger even after draining well.

Boil: This is probably staphylococcal and will need some antibiotic in addition to drainage. See a doctor and have this tended to before it becomes a severe problem. Good luck. ...Read more

16

16
Found a small red tick on my child's neck 3 days ago, she has a tiny red bump and swollen lymph node she is on amoxilin 250mg, should I have concerns ?

Found a small red tick on my child's neck 3 days ago, she has a tiny red bump and swollen lymph node she is on amoxilin 250mg, should I have concerns ?

Treated: Well it sounds like you got the tick out and started treatment right away. Now you do not know what kind of tick this was. So it may not be the kind that sends lymes. You are on the treatment regimen as a precaution anyway. ...Read more

17

17
Can enlarged spleen as a child with rocky mountain tick fever and still enlarged spleen as an adult give problems? Blood test showed low neutrophils

Can enlarged spleen as a child with rocky mountain tick fever and still enlarged spleen as an adult give problems? Blood test showed low neutrophils

Need more info: The big spleen from rocky mountain spotted fever as a kid has no effect, but i'm concerned about why your spleen's big now. Arthritis? Gaucher's? Liver disease -- the american lifestyle itself can be sufficient cause. Some folks run low neutrophils in cycles. If absolute count's under 1500, workup's mandatory, much less than that is a danger to life. Glad you're being proactive -- good luck. ...Read more

18

18
Experiencing menthol feeling throughout body, headaches, palpitations, muscle spasm. All at once or separate. Bit by baby ticks 6 months ago, stressed?

Experiencing menthol feeling throughout body, headaches, palpitations, muscle spasm. All at once or separate. Bit by baby ticks 6 months ago, stressed?

Uncertain if ticks: I'm uncertain that the ticks have caused your problem. You can be tested for Lyme disease or some other side effects of tick bites. You need to have a regular medical checkup, and it sounds like you may need some help with coping. ...Read more

19

19
Can sand ticks be harmful?

Can sand ticks be harmful?

Yes: Not sure what a "sand" tick is, but if it is in the tick family, then yes it can be harmful! ticks are well known to transmit disease, but fortunately most do not. If you have a tick bite and develop fever or if the skin at the site of the bite looks red, it would be a good idea to see your physician to be safe. As with any bite, clean the area well with soap and water. ...Read more

20

20
Can you be prone to ticks?

Can you be prone to ticks?

Area you live: The area you live in will determine the likelihood of a tick encounter. Prevention is always the best treatment to deal with ticks, ...Wear long sleeves, long pants, tuck pants into boots, use repellent in endemic areas. ...Read more