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Mule deer tick bite removed in two days, head intact, one day ago, no chills or fever, in norcal. Should I see a doctor and consider antibiotics?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In california, the western black-legged tick can bite deer and humans, and can carry lyme disease.
If the tick is kept in a plastic container with a little piece of moist paper towel, it can be sent to the lab along with the doctor's lab form. The doctor may treat with antibiotics if the lab finds lyme disease bacteria, if the bite site has a bull's-eye rash, or if there are other worries.

In brief: Doctor can evaluate

In california, the western black-legged tick can bite deer and humans, and can carry lyme disease.
If the tick is kept in a plastic container with a little piece of moist paper towel, it can be sent to the lab along with the doctor's lab form. The doctor may treat with antibiotics if the lab finds lyme disease bacteria, if the bite site has a bull's-eye rash, or if there are other worries.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics

In brief: See below

If the tick was embedded for more than 48 hours, there is a higher chance if disease transmission.
Watch for a rash at the site or other rashes, arthritis, facial palsy, headaches, neck pain, chest pain (carditis). If any of these or other concerns, see your doctor!

In brief: See below

If the tick was embedded for more than 48 hours, there is a higher chance if disease transmission.
Watch for a rash at the site or other rashes, arthritis, facial palsy, headaches, neck pain, chest pain (carditis). If any of these or other concerns, see your doctor!
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