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Tick bite

I just found a tick trying to bed into my of all places my backside. He did not get all the way in before my husband pulled him off. I live around woods and have been working in the yard. Now I’ll worry about Lyme Disease, just me. I told my husband the Ibrance probably would not be applealing to him. I will watch the area and pray I don’t get sick. Has anyone had this problem since being on any kind of Chemo or pills? Thanks so much for reading this..

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Hi Clair

If the tick was not embedded chances of disease transmission low. Do u still have the tick? Some states can test. If not call your doc and see whether they’d want you to take prophylactic antibiotic.

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Hey, it was trying to embed my husband made sure he was not all the way in. He flushed him down the toilet. On a lighter side why are ticks always him? 😁or he...Thinks for your post. I go Monday to the Dr. I cleaned and used antibiotic ontiment. It’s just a little itchy not red, and slightly raised. I will keep you posted, I don’t want to stop working in my yard.

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I'm no expert. I live in Arizona and had a similar event a few months ago. The tick had attached but was only a few hours (less then 24). I messaged Mayo oncologist, and they told me to clean area but nothing to worry about. I'm 13 cycle ibrance. Hope this helps.

Thanks

Lisa

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Thanks makes me feel better. I go to my GP on Monday anyway. It is just a little itchy not red, a small small lump. I cleaned well and put antibiotic cream on it. He was just getting in but was like I don’t like the taste . The Ibrance probably would kill him but I worry about everything. Plus just coming off red devil that will kill anything.👹 Thanks feel relieved.

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I would call your doc. My husband got a tick bite with the bullseye rash and the treatment (because it was early) was one day on antibiotics. No big deal.

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Take tick in a bag n go to doctor . Don't mess with this

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Thanks for your response. He was flushed but my husband said he was trying to embed so it was easy to remove. I go to the Doctors Monday so far not red just little itchy because I need to stop scratching. I’m praying that he did not have time to do anything. I felt him right away, hope that’s good. Thanks again!

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If you are itchy, sounds like the tick did a little something. And yes, commenting on one of the above, if you get antibiotics within the first three weeks, you can combat the bacteria. But, as we are on these meds, maybe before 3 weeks would be smart. If they test for lyme, it will most likely not come back positive at this point. But, of course, you do not want to wait. I am glad you are seeing your doc Monday. I would push the issue. Good luck and let us know.

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Okay I will let you know. It has stopped itching but still will show it to the Dr. Thanks for your concern. Will keep you posted.

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When I was a child, my family moved to the Rocky Mountains and we all had to get vaccinations against Rocky Mt. spotted fever, carried by ticks. We were taught then that the best way to get rid of tick that has attached itself to a person (or a pet for that matter) is to light a match, let it burn briefly, put it out and then put the hot end of the match against the body of the tick. The heat makes the tick pull its head out so it can be easily removed without leaving its head behind. That was a long time ago, but I have never heard of a newer way to remove an imbedded tick! (And my brothers and I still remember those darn shots as being the most painful we ever got! A series of 3 over several weeks.)

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Yeah that’s what we use to do also. Now they say use tweezers and then clean with alcohol swap. It was just starting to imbed but we got it. It itched but I watched it close and it healed. Thanks

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