If NOT, try one of these:
Treating Tick Bites
Prevent Tick Bites
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This is a picture of a brown Wood Tick.
The Wood Tick (also called dog tick) can sometimes transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Colorado tick fever.
The Deer Tick (also called black-legged tick) is between the size of a poppy seed and an apple seed.
The deer tick is found on a wide rage of hosts including mammals, birds and reptiles.
This tick can transmit Lyme disease to humans and animals during feeding; this occurs when the tick insert its mouth parts into the skin of a host and slowly ingests the host's blood.
Wood Tick Removal:
Tiny Deer Tick Removal:
Note: Covering the tick with petroleum jelly, nail polish or rubbing alcohol doesn't work. Neither does touching the tick with a hot (like a match) or cold object.
The majority of cases of Lyme disease start with a bull's eye rash at the site of the tick bite. The rash can occur days to weeks (typically 7-10 days) after a tick bite.
Treatment with antibiotics is indicated if this rash appears.
It is thought that Lyme Disease can be prevented if the tick is removed within 24 hours of attachment.
This shows a tick feeding on the scalp.
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