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If you have any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.

  • Mild difficulty breathing or wheezing or hives: Go to the topic Allergic Reaction.
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Have you developed signs of tick paralysis?

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Do you think you have a skin infection at the site of a tick bite?

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Have you developed any flu-like symptoms within 6 weeks of a known or suspected tick bite?

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Do you have a rash or sore?

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Are you unwilling or unable to remove a tick?

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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.

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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: December 23, 2011
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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