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Ticks in November? WTF

I found what I think is a tiny tick crawling on my arm. I am fearful of several types of "bugs" and this is on the top of my list. It was not embedded or full of blood, it was just walking on my forearm. I totally wigged out and put it in a double ziplock bag and it's dead, in the freezer. Now, do I go about my life or do I panic and call the doctor? Matt told me I am a freak and it wasnt embedded and to relax. I am all itchy and now searching every crevice on my kids and me. It was TINY too, no way would i see that if i hadnt felt it!!!


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Re: Ticks in November? WTF

  • griffin's was TINY - looked like a little black speck on his arm... we had it tested and it was positive for Lyme. We had a choice to wait a few weeks and have him tested, or just start treatment (a few weeks of antibiotics)... since he was already on antibiotics for strep that week- we just kept treating him for a few more weeks.

    they say it takes 24 hours of it being on you to transmit...

    i hate those fvckers. They have me nervous playing in the back yard now.

    I used to be Goldie_locks_5 but the new nest is so screwed up that I was forced to start over.
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  • Well it was just walking on me not buried or biting me that i know of. Now i will be paranoid forever. 
    No thanks, I don't need child porn or Tweets from this site---thanks for the memories nesties---RIP, Franco---2004--2012.
  • Don't be paranoid but call the doc.....it is NBD if it is a new infection anyway.

    Lyme is easily treated but do NOT mess around. My GF has chronic Lyme and it is no joke.   She is on her third course of heavy ABs. NOT trying to scare you but many ppl don't realize tis can happen, you know? And had she known earlier she would not have to got thru it.

  • Ummm, well that did just freak me out. If it didnt bite me, then what do i do? call the doc and say a tick crawled on my arm? what can they even do about that?
    No thanks, I don't need child porn or Tweets from this site---thanks for the memories nesties---RIP, Franco---2004--2012.
  • Just pulled one off of Morgan on Saturday.  It was stuck on her head and filled up.  It was gross.   I dropped it off at the township testing center.   I've been keeping an eye on the spot and so far no bullseye.  Waiting for the test results.

    I've had Lymes with no bullseye.  It sucks.   I loathe ticks and am amazed I still have them in my yard. 

  • image FrancoiseFilly:
    Ummm, well that did just freak me out. If it didnt bite me, then what do i do? call the doc and say a tick crawled on my arm? what can they even do about that?
    There is nothing to do if it didn't bite you.  I find at least a tick a day in my house but I live in the woods and have 2 dogs.  I would say relax and forget about it.  I had lymes many years ago so I just try to be concious about checking myself & the girls during baths
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