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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
My child has a weird circular rash after getting a tick bite. Is this something I should be concerned about?
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
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
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
Red raised pussy bump on child after tick bite 7 months ago. Gets larger even after draining well.
My baby 10months have developed a tick/twitch in her face last about1sec. Nw she's kinda twitching in her sleeps. Just in toes, fingers really?
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
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
Experiencing menthol feeling throughout body, headaches, palpitations, muscle spasm. All at once or separate. Bit by baby ticks 6 months ago, stressed?
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
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
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