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Discussion: Embedded tick

in: Orienteering; General

May 9, 2022 2:52 AM # 
angelica:
Got a tick in the back of my arm with a head left. Wyatt coudn't get it out - now I have a hole in my skin and a part of a tick still there..
Would you recommed to leave it or have a doctor to remove it tomorrow?
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May 9, 2022 4:19 AM # 
mikeminium:
I would definitely see the doctor immediately.
May 9, 2022 5:06 AM # 
andreais:
I absolutely second Mike. Don't take a chance with Lyme
May 9, 2022 7:59 AM # 
tRicky:
I hoped to see this when I checked in here.

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May 9, 2022 10:19 AM # 
graeme:
If you got most of it out, you won't get Lyme from the leftover head, but they do tend to rot which is pretty unpleasant and itchy. when I have part of a tick in a hole, I wouldn't leave it or wait for tomorrow: I'd keep digging/tweezing until its out (or get jane to do it). A big hole with no tickhead will heal faster than a little hole with a tickhead.
(This has happened literally hundreds of times).

And, watch out for the Lyme rash, obvs.
May 9, 2022 10:50 AM # 
Charlie:
If that’s not enough, even if you get it out it will likely take a while to heal.

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