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When ticks bite people, do they actually plant eggs in peoples' skin?

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Dr. Barry Resnik
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No eggs from ticks

Ticks take a blood meal (yes, that is gross, but true!).
They do not lay eggs under the skin as some other insects and mites do. They transmit disease by passing it to the animals (us) on whom they feed.

In brief: No eggs from ticks

Ticks take a blood meal (yes, that is gross, but true!).
They do not lay eggs under the skin as some other insects and mites do. They transmit disease by passing it to the animals (us) on whom they feed.
Dr. Barry Resnik
Dr. Barry Resnik
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Tick Eggs

Ticks are a small parasite that sucks blood from the body of its host.
The first thing that the tick will do is stick its head into your skin and begin sucking your blood. The more blood the tick sucks from your dog the larger its body will become until it is ready to lay eggs. The tick usually uses the fur or hair of the host to lay its eggs. They do not lay eggs inside the body.

In brief: Tick Eggs

Ticks are a small parasite that sucks blood from the body of its host.
The first thing that the tick will do is stick its head into your skin and begin sucking your blood. The more blood the tick sucks from your dog the larger its body will become until it is ready to lay eggs. The tick usually uses the fur or hair of the host to lay its eggs. They do not lay eggs inside the body.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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