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I found a lumpy tick on my arm the day after fishing by a river in wisconsin 2 weeks ago. Scraped it off intact with a knife. Do I need doxycycline?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends

On how long it was attached and if you have any tick-borne illness symptoms like rash, headaches, fever, nausea, vomiting, muscle or joint aches, chills, malaise, neck stiffness, regional lymphadenopathy or lack of appetite.
Talk to you doctor for more info.

In brief: Depends

On how long it was attached and if you have any tick-borne illness symptoms like rash, headaches, fever, nausea, vomiting, muscle or joint aches, chills, malaise, neck stiffness, regional lymphadenopathy or lack of appetite.
Talk to you doctor for more info.
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine

In brief: Tick bites

If you know that the tick was attached less than 24 hours, then you don't need to worry or do anything.
If it might have been attached more than that, tick prophylaxis with a single 200 mg dose of doxycylcine is a good idea. See: http://www.Plaistow.Com/pages/plaistownh_health/prophylaxisfollowingtickbites.Pdf.

In brief: Tick bites

If you know that the tick was attached less than 24 hours, then you don't need to worry or do anything.
If it might have been attached more than that, tick prophylaxis with a single 200 mg dose of doxycylcine is a good idea. See: http://www.Plaistow.Com/pages/plaistownh_health/prophylaxisfollowingtickbites.Pdf.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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