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My Son was bit by a tick..

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 14, 2010
  • 03:33 AM

I was going to give my four year old son a bath and I realized he had a tick on him. I wasnt sure how to remove them, I freaked out and swatted it off of him it came off no problem. Its been almost a week he still has a small spot on his back where the tick was, its really small it has a black spot in the center. It looks like a pimple. Im not sure what I should do...Should I call a Dr should I not worry about it....

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  • If it was a small tick (deer tick) you need to see a doctor about lymes disease just to make sure.If it was a larger tick (dog tick, about the size of the top of a pencil eraser), I think you will be ok.But, I'm not a tick expert! ;)
    fishingaddict 6 Replies Flag this Response
  • hi.if the tick is red you do need to see your doctor soon...between 7 and 14 days he will become rather ill... headakes vomiting dizzy and so on.u do need to kill the head that has been left behind.so paint it with cutex to suffercate it or old car oil or alcohol ---if the tick is a big gry one it is not as dangerous as the red one but you must still kill the head left in you sons back ----go to the doctor for ,medication dont think it is not serious.A number of health problems are associated with tick bites, including Lyme's disease, cysts, tularemia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and paralysis. If symptoms of any of these diseases develop, seek medical attention immediately,
    charmaine petzer 176 Replies Flag this Response
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