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#1 of 2 Old 07-02-2012, 10:55 AM - Thread Starter
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My 6 y.o. was bitten by a tick (not sure what kind, but teeny tiny) on 6/20.  I don't think it was on him very long (maybe a few hours), but I can't be 100% sure about that, obviously.   He doesn't have a fever or anything, but I just noticed a red dot where the tick was attached.  I don't think it was there before.  It is going on 2 weeks since he was bitten, why would the dot show up now?  Should I be worried about lyme or am I overreacting?  The tick is very small and red, looks like a nymph to me.

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#2 of 2 Old 07-02-2012, 02:56 PM
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I think you should have it checked out.  Ticks usually have to be in for a lot longer than that to pass on Lyme disease, but since you aren't sure, it can take 2 weeks until a bullseye rash shows up.  This looks like this might be a great site to get some more info.  It's got pictures of the ticks, the sizes and it has pictures of the rash. 

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