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.
- Mild difficulty breathing or wheezing or
hives: Go to the topic
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
December 23, 2011
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