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    Lyme Disease

    Lyme disease is passed on to humans through tick bites. Symptoms include a circular rash, tiredness, fever, blurred vision and joint pain. Read more →

    An irritated area following a tick bite is usually an indication that the tick's mouth parts have been left behind in the skin. Unlike a splinter, they are barbed and often don't push out of the skin. This causes periodic irritation. If it is really bothering your child, your GP can remove the skin containing the mouth parts by numbing the area with local anaesthetic first. BADA-UK http://www.bada-uk.org/ has lots of useful information about tick bites and preventing them. Remaining mouth parts don't increase the risk of Lyme disease but compressing the tick's body or agitating the tick, which can regurgitate infective fluids, can. Unless your child is showing signs of ill health, it is unnecessary to test for Lyme disease. Tests also have limitations and can produce both false-positive and false-negative results so should only be used in conjunction with an assessment of the patient's symptoms and history of tick exposure.

    Sure they can Erika. Anyone can get it. Its a matter of if the tick bites you and it gets infected or not. Hope this helps!

    It's possible that the tick's mouth parts are still in your child head, which may have become infected. If you removed the tick early enough it is unlikely that your child will have contracted Lyme's Disease, as the infection stops being administered once the tick is removed (with or without it's teeth). However, it would be worth seeing you GP.

    Im 10 weeks pregnant and was bitten by a deer tick in USA on 18th May. redound and removed the tick about 12 hours later and contined with holiday. Now I have a small flaring red rash at the site, not a bulls eye though. No other symptoms. How worried should I be?





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    My child had a tick in his head last May. Although I removed the tick, he still has a raised scar which he still scratches to bleeding. Even though the original bite was 11 months ago, the area still iritates him. Should I insist on getting his blood tested for Lyme disease?





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    It's possible that the tick's mouth parts are still in your child head, which may have become infected. If you removed the tick early enough it is unlikely that your child will have contracted Lyme's Disease, as the infection stops being administered once the tick is removed (with or without it's teeth). However, it would be worth seeing you GP.

    An irritated area following a tick bite is usually an indication that the tick's mouth parts have been left behind in the skin. Unlike a splinter, they are barbed and often don't push out of the skin. This causes periodic irritation. If it is really bothering your child, your GP can remove the skin containing the mouth parts by numbing the area with local anaesthetic first. BADA-UK http://www.bada-uk.org/ has lots of useful information about tick bites and preventing them. Remaining mouth parts don't increase the risk of Lyme disease but compressing the tick's body or agitating the tick, which can regurgitate infective fluids, can. Unless your child is showing signs of ill health, it is unnecessary to test for Lyme disease. Tests also have limitations and can produce both false-positive and false-negative results so should only be used in conjunction with an assessment of the patient's symptoms and history of tick exposure.

    Certainly, if they get a tick. There are many people in Europe and US who've got it. Testing and treatment are unreliable (see some previous comments).

    i'm 13 and i have a really dark birthmark an my back. sometimes it's itchy, but most of the time it's a nuisance when i wear backless swimsuits. is surgery a safe option? also, i had a skin tag 2 years ago. i thought it was a tick, so i plucked it off with tweezers. it's still red and itchy. what's up with it?





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    Itchy could be a problem. You can easily have it removed by a dermatologist. It didnt even hurt when I removed mine. However if it changes color or shape have it checked immediately!

    Curious to know how you got on. I suspect you may have caught recurring fever which is in the Lyme s disease family. It to is caught from tick bites.

    If you completely removed the tick with tweezers, and removed it properly, without twisting or harming it, and haven't left the head in the body, things should be OK. At any rate, anytime anyone removes a tick they should see a doctor (preferably one knowledgeable about Lyme disease which can be few and far between).





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    I was bitten by a tick while walking The West Highland Way. I believe it to be in the nymph stage. The tick was not engorged but around the bite was a red rash about 2-3" in circumference. The tick was removed(maybe the head was still in) and the area washed and treated with a topical antibiotic. The redness seemed to clear up leaving a small dark purple spot where I had been bitten. Symptoms were headaches and sore throat. As we were traveling I did not pay it much mind. Upon returning to Canada I noticed the area around the tick bite began to blister I went to a doctor who gave me doxycycline for 7 days. It was finally starting to clear. I have had a test for lymes done which came back negative although in the past couple of weeks after the antibiotics I have had joint pain and heart palpatations. I returned to my doc who does not seem to think I need any further treatment. I normally do not have headaches, joint pain or any heart problems. Any ideas what I should do from here? The symptoms seem to be subsiding but these came on after the antibiotics.





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    Curious to know how you got on. I suspect you may have caught recurring fever which is in the Lyme s disease family. It to is caught from tick bites.

    I have a rash on both sides of my torso it's itchy and it's been here for a week now. I feel healthy and have been goin to work and gym it's just annoying more then anything, I have been on holiday recently and have a few bites that havent gone yet could this be the reason for the rash?





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    I am so worried about my 3 year old grandson. He does not speak, though a speach therapist has confirmed that there is nothing wrong with him. He gets very angry and wont listen or carry out simple tasks, and now when he is angry he bites himself or pretends to cut himself as though he has a knife in his hand. It's very worrying and my daughter is at her wits end, any help would be appreciated.





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    hi my daughter is 10 years old and bites her nails thats much they bleed i have tried all treatments goin even tried tapein them up because she wants to have nice nails ive told her if she grows them i will buy her some nice nail varnish she is very embarrased about them she does it mainly when she is watchin the telly or doin her homework if any1 has any more ideas i would gladly try them for her . many thanks





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    My son age 6 used to bite his nails and chew the skin around them, he always had sore fingers because the nails were so short. he has now stopped suddenly one day he decided not to bite them any more!,he now has beautiful fingers!! Now his younger sister bites her nails, she says she does it because she is hungry! she even chews her toe nails, we ask her to stop and explain they will get sore but she hides the fact. there is hardly any nail there to put any pretty pink polish on to help her stop chewing. Help!





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    well my son who is nine does that try putting yucky stuff on the one that he sucks and he will stop

    my son is now 5 and is awaiting to see the doctor at the hospital for tests, i know what you mean about the health visitors as my son head butts the marble floor and door frames if i or his sisters do something he doesnt agree with and my health visitor used to say leave him he will stop before he hurts himself but he doesnt, he too bites himself in temper, lashes out for no reason and destroys his toys, once they are broke he plays with them happily, he only sleeps for about 6 hours tops a night and thats if im lucky. he never stops talking and is only happy if he has my full attention which gets difficult at times when i have 2 other daughters

    I moved into a bungalow 2 years ago and had a bite . And my husband and myself decided to get council in and spray the rooms,, in the mean time I had found a black insect in r bedroom and sent it 2 the counsel ,,, who to days later rang me and said he was 90% sure it was a tick.i have since been bitten in bed ,,, and am now beside myself ,.. Am a 64 year old pensioner who is to embarrassed to tell any one ,, I had more pest control round spraying ( charging the earth) saying I have mossy in the house , my husband and myself never got r hands out of our heads with the itching ,, my legs r covered in a rash ,,, what can Ido, it's all making me ill





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    My son was treated with antibiotics following a tick bite in the New Forest, however the type of antibiotics he was given was not the recommended type. We discovered this when he went onto become very ill with neuroborreliosis. Despite trips to the GP with a very sick little boy it was an optician who identified the pressure on his brain and rushed him to hospital where he was treated for lymes intravenously following a lumber puncture. Thankfully his eye sight is restored. In my experience GPS know very little about Lymes, you must do the research yourself, trust your instincts, caught early it is treatable. Check with your GP they are up todate with the latest information.





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    I'm 29 and I have been nailbiting free for 3 weeks now.I just made a choice after I saw a coworkers hands he is 50 and has been biting his nails his whole life. He literally have like1/4 his original nail size left, and his fingers curve in as he sometimes bites the skin as he cant reach his nails. So I just mad up my mind to do it. To help I buffed my nails like good, smooth as a babies bottum. they look like I put gloss on them even thow I didnt. But it helps As I just rub my finger nails agains my lips. i like it, I went 2 weeks and they grew fast and every once in a while I do the mimic to bite my nails but when it reaches my teeth I feel how long they are and it reminds me not to bite. Im not usedto them this long. Its funny I never realized how much I use my nails now that I have them. I can pick up a needle on the floor, before I used tohave to resort to tool or find wierd ways to open coves and stuff. Scratching an itch is so much better when its a whole nail and not just a hangnail your sctracthing with.





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