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Is it okay if the head of the tick gets left in your skin after you try to take it out?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: OK

It will come out in a few days.
If you take Doxycycline or Minocycline within 1 or 2 days - a single dose of 200mg- you will not get lyme disease.

In brief: OK

It will come out in a few days.
If you take Doxycycline or Minocycline within 1 or 2 days - a single dose of 200mg- you will not get lyme disease.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine

In brief: Head of tick

Best to see your doctor about removing the head of the tick to prevent any infection and to treat you if you get sick later on.

In brief: Head of tick

Best to see your doctor about removing the head of the tick to prevent any infection and to treat you if you get sick later on.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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