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Avoid Tick Bites and Remove an Embedded Tick

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What happens if I can't see the tick because it is embedded in my dog's skin? It says in this article to grab the tick with tweezers, but I can't see the tick. It's embedded?

How do I get an embedded tick out of my dog's skin?


Removing a tick with tweezers is the best way to make sure that you remove the entire tick from your dog's skin. If you leave any part of the tick, the diseases on whatever part of the body that is left in the skin could be contracted by your dog and then you would have to deal with not only a tick problem, but also the disease that your dog has, as well. Keeping the tick in can cause diseases or infections that are more serious for your dog; in some cases, the tick will be carrying lyme disease which your dog can contract. If you are unable to find the tick to remove it with tweezers by yourself, you will need call your veterinarian to schedule an appointment to get the tick out of your dog. The veterinarian may also prescribe anti-tick medications that you can give to your dog to help fight ticks off automatically. Once the tick has been removed from your dog's skin, make sure to check weekly for signs of infections or diseases; also take this time to check around your dog's body to make sure there aren't any additional ticks that have burrowed into the skin, too.

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Will an embedded tick become completely covered with skin so that only a pink, itchy lump can be seen?

I have had an itchy, hard lump on my hip for several weeks and wonder if it is an embedded tick and, if so, what to do about it.. I have tried: Nothing


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Is it possible for a small (nymph) deer tick to fully embed under your skin?

I was bitten by a tick over 4th of July, given meds for Lyme and now 4 months later I'm still having issues. I have a small bump the size of a pen head where I was bitten and last night I realized I have a new bull-eye rash. I have not been anywhere I could have been bitten again. See first comment, I'm not seeing any information regarding possibility of a tick to embed below the skin and just wondering if it is possible or highly unlikely. I have tried: See comment 1 for all details. (I have no other info to share). I think it was caused by: I was bit by a tick in July. (I have no other info to share)

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