Tick Bites - Check Your Symptoms
If you answer yes to any of the following questions, click on the "Yes" in front of the question for information about how soon to see a health professional.
health risks that may increase the seriousness of your
If you have any of the following
symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.
Have you developed signs of tick paralysis?
Do you think you have a skin infection at the site of a tick bite?
Have you developed any flu-like symptoms within 6 weeks of a known or suspected tick bite?
Do you have a rash or sore?
Are you unwilling or unable to remove a tick?
Do you know or think you need a tetanus shot?
If a visit to a health professional is not needed immediately, see the Home Treatment section for self-care information.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 13, 2010
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