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Why is it important to take the tick's head out of your skin after it bites you?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology

In brief: Decreases

It decreases chance of infection.

In brief: Decreases

It decreases chance of infection.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dr. Robert Jackson
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Dr. David Voron
Dermatology

In brief: See below

The longer the entire tick, or a part of it, stays attached to your skin, the more likely it is to transmit the organism that causes lyme disease, if the tick itself is infected with that agent.
If the tick's head is left in the skin, even if the body is removed, and the tick carries the agent that causes lyme disease, transmission is possible.

In brief: See below

The longer the entire tick, or a part of it, stays attached to your skin, the more likely it is to transmit the organism that causes lyme disease, if the tick itself is infected with that agent.
If the tick's head is left in the skin, even if the body is removed, and the tick carries the agent that causes lyme disease, transmission is possible.
Dr. David Voron
Dr. David Voron
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