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Lyme disease
« on: April 22, 2014, 08:37:06 PM »
Just found a tick on my inner thigh. I plucked it off with my hands and it seems everything is in fact with it's mouth, etc. I have it in a bag. Hurt like hell coming off and is sort of itchy and red. What should I watch for? I have pictures of it. Any way to upload them to verify the type of tick?
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Re: Lyme disease
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 10:00:07 PM »
In situations with Lyme Disease it really is best to go to a doctor/urgentcare.  If you get on antibiotics quick, you have nothing to worry about.  Even if the tick is lyme disease free I wouldn't want to wait and see.
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Re: Lyme disease
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2014, 10:10:17 PM »
Everyone has had a tick on them. I know it won't be my first and last time so I'm not rushing to urgent care...plus over using anti biotics is bad.. Anyone identify the type of tick?
 
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Re: Lyme disease
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2014, 10:34:23 PM »
For some reasons the pics aren't coming through. I would recommend that if you start showing signs of lyme then you need to go in and get on antibiotics. Deer ticks are the carriers of lyme.
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Re: Lyme disease
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2014, 12:29:37 AM »
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Re: Lyme disease
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2014, 07:09:36 AM »
Look for a bulls eye shape around the area or any area for that matter. Personal experience.
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Re: Lyme disease
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2014, 07:16:00 AM »
This his helpful info on lyme disease: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/what-to-do-after-a-tick-bite-to-prevent-lyme-disease-beyond-the-basics

This is not something to mess around with. My cousin's husband got lyme disease and was on antibiotics for over a year.
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Re: Lyme disease
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2014, 10:59:45 AM »
The red bite spot is almost gone.
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Re: Lyme disease
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2014, 04:23:18 PM »
Are the pictures viewable yet? Tick is very small. Doesn't look like it sucked any or barely any blood. Has six legs and three prong type teeth marks. Appears to have ridges that are brown and black on it while it has a white spot on it also.
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Re: Lyme disease
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2014, 06:12:02 PM »
Alright so the pictures are up to me. Everyone else?!
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Re: Lyme disease
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2014, 11:30:05 PM »
I'm pretty sure that's a "dog tick" not a deer tick.  Harmless as far as I know, don't carry lyme disease!  This may be a time when google is helpful, though - NOT for lyme disease, but for what different ticks look like.
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Re: Lyme disease
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2014, 01:12:20 AM »
From the picture, it doesn't look like a deer tick to me either...but I agree that it would be a good idea to confirm for safety by comparing to a tick picture or showing it to someone who would know for sure. I had Lyme disease and I never got the classic bulls-eye mark around the bite. But, I still got the disease. So, I wouldn't necessarily go by the bite mark.
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Re: Lyme disease
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2014, 09:12:18 AM »
Having had Lyme Disease I can tell you that not everyone gets the bullseye rash; call your doctor.  Its nothing to mess with and if you go early its only like 10 days of antibiotics
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Re: Lyme disease
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2014, 12:02:42 PM »
No point of spending $30 and my time for a dog tick. Doesn't look like a deer tick and only they transmit Lyme. No need to blow his out of proportion. I'll monitor the bite spot which is still done sized and itchy. Typical.
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Re: Lyme disease
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2014, 01:05:57 PM »
The bite is in a spot where it gets constant friction. My inner thigh.
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