Patient Comments: Bug Bites and Stings - Tick Removal


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Comment from: Javiera, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 24

I suggest taking a round of antibiotics right away if a tick is found on you, no matter for how long. In July 2011, I got a tick bite in Utah of all places and thought because I wasn't on the east coast, that I was safe. More than a year later, I tested positive for Lyme disease. I have never been the same since then. I'm healthy now, but I have to work 2 jobs to pay off my medical bills. I still have lingering symptoms and memory loss. Trust me, you do not want to chance getting Lyme. It's the worst thing that ever happened to me; even worse than the death of my father. Wear insect repellent with DEET and always do tick checks.


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