What do I do if i pulled a Tick out of my arm?

What do I do if i pulled a Tick out of my arm?

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:17 am

so... its 4am and after walking an 8 acre parcel yesterday i wake up to find a damb tick in my arm :shock:
I picked it out (I think he came out completly, i washed with rubbing alcohol and then soap and put the lil bastard in a zip lock...now wtf do i do :cry:
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Re: What do I do if i pulled a Tick out of my arm?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:10 am

What does the bite spot look like this AM? Don't ever just YANK a tick out! hot match, cig, etc--PS--if ya got a legal problem--see a lawyer, if ya got a potential health problem--let's see??? Oh that's right--post it on NEPA Crossroads--NOT--call your friggin Doctor dc ;)
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Re: What do I do if i pulled a Tick out of my arm?

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:38 am

Look at the tick under a magnifying glass. If it has a red butt,(not the time for jokes guys) it's a deer tick. You can see if you pulled the head off(again, not the time for jokes guys). If the head is still in you(ditto) then you need to go get it removed. The good news is, they have to bite you for a pretty good length of time for them to inject the critter that lives in side them. Keep an eye out for the "bull's eye rash".
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Re: What do I do if i pulled a Tick out of my arm?

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:53 am

You better check that out partner.. Don't they carry Lyme Disease??

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyme_disease
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Re: What do I do if i pulled a Tick out of my arm?

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:42 am

well, I wasent sure if they had some free place to test these lil' buggers. here he is anyways... i got him trapped in a ziplock :mad: Hate these things, anyone know what kind he is?

Last pic is the spot i pulled him from just above my wrist (i can still still see the red spot and it slightly sore still 6 hours later) but i dont see anything in their??? Grrrrr... :cry:
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Re: What do I do if i pulled a Tick out of my arm?

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:48 am

Dude - It looks exactly like the one in the link I posted. Didn't you look at it?? :?

:help2:



Lightning wrote:You better check that out partner.. Don't they carry Lyme Disease??

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyme_disease
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Re: What do I do if i pulled a Tick out of my arm?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:59 am

Lightning wrote:You better check that out partner.. Don't they carry Lyme Disease??

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyme_disease


It's like winning the lottery though, you're just as likely to die in a car accident.

Doug for future reference, they make special combs that get narrower as they get to the base to get them out or you need a very fine set or forceps. You have to get down below it's head.
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Re: What do I do if i pulled a Tick out of my arm?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:19 am

Need a size reference - if it's tiny, it;s a deer tick.

I had 12 or so of those little bastards bite me between '09 & '11. Before '09, I had never seen one in my life - just the normal bigger ticks we all grew up with. Those little bastards carry lyme I guess, but I'm still kickin. The first red marks lasted 2 years, but subsequent bite marks went away in a few months. Very red, swollen and itchy for a little while there.

These days I trust doctors about as much as the government, so I avoid going at all cost.
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Re: What do I do if i pulled a Tick out of my arm?

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:36 am

Yep! That's a deer tick. See the red a$$. It doesn't look like he got you too bad and the head didn't come off when you pulled it out. Take a magnifying glass and identify the head for sure. The deer tick has to bite you for a minimum of 24 hours before the little spirochet in it's stomach regurgetates into your blood and causes Lymes disease. I have tested positive several times after being bitten. The test is most effective after a delay of ten days after the bite. The treatment is the same as for syphylis. The drugstore people always give me the evil eye when picking up the tetracycline.
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Re: What do I do if i pulled a Tick out of my arm?

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:55 am

If you contract Lyme disease you will feel sick. Not always a rash. That tick of yours looks too big to be a deer tick and it is not gorged with blood. i think you are OK but if you feel sick see a doctor.
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Re: What do I do if i pulled a Tick out of my arm?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:11 am

You go to the doctor of course.



I once found a tick in the middle of my back. I went to the hospital for removal. It was in me about a week and was dead. The doctor at the hospital said it was dog tick and that I was fine. I told him I didn't care and wanted the medicine anyway. He protested, I then protested louder. Eventually I got my way.

That darn medicine for Lyme's makes you sick as hell. I was throwing up nearly daily. Few days I couldn't even go to work. It knocks the crap out of you.
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Re: What do I do if i pulled a Tick out of my arm?

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:27 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:You go to the doctor of course.



I once found a tick in the middle of my back. I went to the hospital for removal. It was in me about a week and was dead. The doctor at the hospital said it was dog tick and that I was fine.


oh how you doin' with the pissin' on hydrants and chasing cars? :lol: :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: What do I do if i pulled a Tick out of my arm?

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:51 pm

Its a very small tick (the pic makes it look big because of S macro), I called the doc... he sayed nothing we can do unless you get sick :shock: WTF! anyways... i do see his head and lil' front antlers so i think i got him all, the doc says being red, itchy and lil swollen is normal (the lyme circle is differant and shows up anywhere on the body in later weeks evidently).

Im going to start more precautions when i walk in the woods because this is BS BS BS! :mad: I dont have time to be getting sick with some killer virus :(
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Re: What do I do if i pulled a Tick out of my arm?

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:07 pm

You got to be extra careful, they don't jump like a flea can you have to come in contact where they can climb on you then they may travel to what they consider the ideal drilling spot, even then they don't cause much pain at least at first.
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Re: What do I do if i pulled a Tick out of my arm?

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:50 pm

550px-Identify-a-Deer-Tick-Step-7.jpg
HERE!!!!! Deer ticks got little red a$$es.
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