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MarilynMonroe
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My boyfriend just found what we believe to be a tick in his skin. It was underneath his skin and he noticed the bump. He immediately squeezed it out and it wouldn't stop bleeding. He put hydrogen peroxide on it, by the way does that go bad. What can he do now? He is going to schedule an appointment in the morning. How likely is it that he has lyme disease?
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dailicious
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For now, I'd recomend your boyfriend just cleans the area with warm water and soap and leaves it alone. If it is still bleeding he can put a bandage over it.

Not all ticks carry lyme disease, so I wouldn't worry too much about that at this stage.

Since we are not doctors and cannot see the area, we can't really help you further than this, but it's very smart that he's going to schedule an appointment to get it looked at. A doctor will be able to best help tell him what it was and if it is any danger to him, and then how best to treat it. So again, until then, he should just keep the area clean.

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Deer Ticks (which cary the disease) are usually smaller than regualer wood ticks, if that helps at all.

A trip to the doctor would be best though.

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So so so sorry! I didn't realize I was on the Staff and Volunteer board!
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(It's okay, we understand slip-ups happen and sometimes you respond without noticing. Thanks for catching that you did and letting us know! [Smile] )

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