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If a tick bite bleed what does it mean?

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Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology
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In brief: Ticks, bleeding

A bleeding tick bite means that the tick has bitten deeply enough to penetrate some blood vessels, making it easier to contract tick-borne illnesses.
This is the way a person can contract the illnesses caused by tick bites.

In brief: Ticks, bleeding

A bleeding tick bite means that the tick has bitten deeply enough to penetrate some blood vessels, making it easier to contract tick-borne illnesses.
This is the way a person can contract the illnesses caused by tick bites.
Dr. Joseph Bark
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Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics

In brief: Tick bite

The most important thing about tick bites is that you want to remove the tick including the head without squeezing the blood back into your body.
It might bleed a little when you remove the tick and that is ok. If a rash develops around the tick bite site, you need to see your physician.

In brief: Tick bite

The most important thing about tick bites is that you want to remove the tick including the head without squeezing the blood back into your body.
It might bleed a little when you remove the tick and that is ok. If a rash develops around the tick bite site, you need to see your physician.
Dr. Sarah Helfand
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