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2017 AOTY/DOTY Entry

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otobepelagic

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For all you hunters, gatherers, etc...

Tomorrow I'm getting antibiotics for an embedded tick bite as I cannot be sure of when it bit me. We check ourselves constantly ...this one never even gave me a hint of an itch. If it was Friday ...I exceeded the 36 hour window. If it was later it would be no problem. Plus, if you are not careful when removing the tick you might actually squeeze the infection through the tick like a syringe and infect yourself. I'm not taking the chance...getting the antibiotic ..... :smt012

Here is a great site for tick bites....

https://www.uptodate.com/contents/what-to-do-after-a-tick-bite-to-prevent-lyme-disease-beyond-the-basics
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Wish you are safe Allen.
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Where was the little effer?
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Ticks are no joke! With all the rain and spring just around the corner they are starting to "repel"
That's were they climb up as high as they can and reach out and grab on to anything that walks by. I went to my favorite bank fishing hole and plucked two off when I got home Sunday night. They give me the creeps!
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Damn Allen that sucks!  We used to get them walking down the trails to go surfing. I hate ticks.


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Damn, sorry to hear that, O2B!

Tick bites are no joke with them carrying 16 known diseases for humans. Good that you are getting the treatment!
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I picked up one hiking about two years ago. Just as O2B said, no itch or discomfort at all. Just happened to get out of the shower and noticed the little turd. I was able to get it out in one piece bit it left a nasty welt that looked bad for a few weeks afterwards. There's even a faint scar left from it still. We were hiking a few weeks ago and lucked out, but the dog didn't. He came home with two tiny little guys. Looks like tick season is getting going early.

Good luck, O2B.
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I contracted Lyme and I never even saw the tick, nor did I notice the tick bite.

Know what early stage Lyme looks like!

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If you want an eye opener then try flagging along a trail you have used in the past.  It's basically a white wool cloth, tied to a stick, that you wave back and forth across the grass/brush as you walk.  Any color actually works but it's easier to see the little buggers on a white background.
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I contracted Lyme and I never even saw the tick, nor did I notice the tick bite.

Know what early stage Lyme looks like!
Do you still suffer from it or are you well because you got treated in time?
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Sorry to hear that tio, I had one a few years ago from liberty Glen, and I had to take the big pill o anti biotics.  Make sure to take some beneficial bacterias afterwords or that anti biotics will real havoc on your tummy.  Good luck, you're always so diligent on ticks, I'm surprised you missed  it!
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I contracted Lyme and I never even saw the tick, nor did I notice the tick bite.

Know what early stage Lyme looks like!
Damn Adam! That's crazy!

I was driving home from sac after a hook up with you on the American and I felt something on my neck and it was a tick. I pulled over on the freeway and freaked out  :smt044 good thing it didnt bite me.


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Dayuum doood!
I'll have to check my leg after work. The one I yanked out at the lake Saturday wasn't in long, and came out clean thanks to Totes tick tool. 
Good luck Al!
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Dayuum doood!
I'll have to check my leg after work. The one I yanked out at the lake Saturday wasn't in long, and came out clean thanks to Totes tick tool. 
Good luck Al!

Mine was a bit more difficult to remove. I had to remove the remainder of the small tick parts like a Civil War Doctor...ouch!!! Had I read the complete  referenced attached article they said not to as your body would take care of the small pieces.
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I contracted Lyme and I never even saw the tick, nor did I notice the tick bite.

Know what early stage Lyme looks like!
Do you still suffer from it or are you well because you got treated in time?


I am asymptomatic. Yay.
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