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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.
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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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