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Tick bite- turned black and itchy (5 days old). I pulled the tick out all the way, and there are no other symptoms or discoloration. Cause 4 concern?

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
Family Medicine
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In brief: Tick bite

Yes, with all the tick-borne diseases possible.
Best to have it looked at and consider prophylactic antibiotics, especially if acquired in a high prevalence Lyme's disease area or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever area. Please have a doctor look at it. MRSA is also a possibility.

In brief: Tick bite

Yes, with all the tick-borne diseases possible.
Best to have it looked at and consider prophylactic antibiotics, especially if acquired in a high prevalence Lyme's disease area or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever area. Please have a doctor look at it. MRSA is also a possibility.
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