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post #1 of 18 Old 07-13-2009, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Tick! Help!

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This afternoon, we cleaned the jumps out of the ring so we could rake the sand.. So afterward, I found a tick between my pinky and my.. whatever the other finger is.. haha.. I'm not sure how long it was there, not long I think, but I'm SCARED! ): Am I gonna get lime disease or something??? It was a pretty small tick, too... :\\

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post #2 of 18 Old 07-13-2009, 04:45 PM
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Well, I'm no doctor, but I've delt with ticks on myself before. I don't think there's a way to predict if it'll give you limes disease, and I doubt it's preventable, but if you're really concerned you should call your doctor. Was it in very deep? I hear the deeper they're in, the more harm they do. Best of luck in recovering!
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It wasn't far in at all. It was pretty easy to pull off, but left a mark. Not a very deep mark, and it's small, but I'm still nervous!

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keep your eyes open for a bullseye shaped rash around the bite site. If it just made a little mark, like just the top part of the skin came off, you're fine. Don't play with it. You may get a false rash that way. Otherwise, chill. it's usually nothing to worry about. And lyme disease is treatable if caught quickly.

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Alright. :\ So, there's a chance I'll get lime if it was only in for between 5-60 minutes??

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post #6 of 18 Old 07-13-2009, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by IheartPheobe View Post
Alright. :\ So, there's a chance I'll get lime if it was only in for between 5-60 minutes??
From WebMD...

Remove ticks as soon as you notice them. Infected ticks usually don't spread Lyme disease until they have been attached for at least 36 hours.

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post #7 of 18 Old 07-13-2009, 10:30 PM
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The likelihood that you will develop lyme disease or anything more than an aggravating itch is very slim. Don't worry so much. I've had ticks attach in weird places like that. I hate those things.

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post #8 of 18 Old 07-14-2009, 04:30 AM
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I highly doubt you will get anything from a wittle itty bitty tick that wasnt there but a little while. Ive had ticks all over my body and usually pull them off daily, aint no biggie. Just cam down ;)
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post #9 of 18 Old 10-29-2009, 02:49 PM
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You can get Lyme if it's in for an hour. I think. Just make sure you don't itch it, and if you get a rash around it go to the doctor.
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post #10 of 18 Old 10-29-2009, 02:55 PM
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ohhhhhh i hate ticks and would have probably chopped my fingers off rather than touch it, pure alcohol kills them thats wht we put on the dog when he gets them. yucky
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