I was bit by a tic about 3 days ago. We removed it along with its head. I know have a big knot and its red and bruised looking(could be from scratching it). Should I be concerned?
I have been bitten by ticks many times and never had any problems other than those you mentioned. The bite usually turns red and itches and if the head is not completely removed it may ooze or form a sore.
If it doesn't start to heal in a few days, then start to be concerned.
go to your dr. they can perform tests and give anitbiotics, to treat or prevent lymes disease. Yes, most bites get red and sore and itchy, but you realy need to see a dr just to be safe.
Well if you're looking for an expert, I think you should state what part of the world you are from, and where you got this tick bite from - long grass/sheep/dog/whatever.
All I can say for certain at this point is that sometimes the sucker part of the tick gets left behind and it can start up an infection locally.
You need to go to the doctor immediately. You may have an Erythema Migrans rash which is associated with Lyme Disease.
Additionally, for expert advice, please ask questions here:
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It will depend on what sort of tick it is. And where you live in the world will also be another variable.
Do a search on HubPages.
And stop by my hub on ticks: hub/ticks
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Nellie's right! There are many different types of ticks and my experiences with these parasites may not pertain to your particular case. A simple call to your doctor may ease your mind if nothing else.
It was a brown deer tick. It doesn't hurt just a little itchy. I live in the country and I don't want to go to the dr. if it's nothing. Just a little worried about the knot.
Please see a Doctor immediately...The deer tick is the one which causes the lyme disease.....IN HUMANS AS WELL AS ANIMALS. A FRIEND OF MINE HAD TO BE RUSHED TO EMERGENCY BECAUSE SHE DID NOT GO TO THE DOCTOR.
A deer tick bite is serious. I also live in the country up in the woods of MN, and lyme is prevalent around here.
Do not read any more answers. SEE YOUR DOCTOR NOW.
My veterinarian sold me a pack of tick removers which "unscrew" the head of the tick as pulling it out is able to leave part of it in...this will cause infection....but deer ticks...don't mess around. They will give you antibiotics...this is important as it can remove you from the living and I am not kidding.
Good luck. May God Bless You.
Heck, I got bit by several ticks 2 weeks ago & still itch! Problem is, I was way out in the boondocks and had to pull the little suckers out....probablly left the head in. I treat em regularly with Campho Phenique and steroid cream. They're going away.
See doctor immediately -
early diagnosis and treatment, if its the worst case scenario, is important
-Here in Ny - we know not to mess w/ any tick bites that dont look right, where are you?
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