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If ticks are so small how would you know if you have been bitten? I mean, is it possible to have a tick and not know it? What happens if it firstly goes unnoticed, do you then feel pain in the days after?
yes, you feel a little itch which feels quite partick'ler ... then you have a look and see a small black something there, sticking out of your skin ... and that's the tick.
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If ticks are so small how would you know if you have been bitten? I mean, is it possible to have a tick and not know it? What happens if it firstly goes unnoticed, do you then feel pain in the days after?
I have never been bitten by a tick, but a member on here as, and we was talking a few day`s ago about this, he as been bitten a few time`s, and he told me you do not feel anything, the best thing to do is if you have been to the forest when you get back have a shower, and check everywhere, mainly on your head
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yes, you feel a little itch which feels quite partick'ler ... then you have a look and see a small black something there, sticking out of your skin ... and that's the tick.
Mmm have you been bitten by 1, because i know a few people who have been bitten and felt nothing.
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yes, you feel a little itch which feels quite partick'ler ... then you have a look and see a small black something there, sticking out of your skin ... and that's the tick.
How many times have you been ticked? Have you ever been ill from them?
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I was bitten by a tick a couple of years ago, and didn't feel a thing. It just sat there, its snout buried in my skin, sucking away at my vital juices, and I didn't even notice until somebody asked what "that black dot" was.

The first reaction is to brush it away, but, of course, this is the worst thing you can do. It should be removed with tweezers, gripping the beastie at the closest point to your skin that you can reach, and pulled out in one careful movement, neither twisting nor jerking.

If in doubt, ask a doctor or other health professional to do it.

But no, it's unlikely you'll even notice it's there.

That's what makes the little buggers so dangerous.
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Mmm have you been bitten by 1, because i know a few people who have been bitten and felt nothing.
I've had about 4-5 I can remember and it was each time the same. i felt the itch and that was when that beast actually was already attached to the skin. perhaps I have just sensitive skin and that's why I felt it.
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I've had about 4-5 I can remember and it was each time the same. i felt the itch and that was when that beast actually was already attached to the skin.
Are you sure it was a tick?

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I have never been bitten by a tick, but a member on here is, and we was talking a few day`s ago about this, he as been bitten a few time`s, and he told me you do not feel anything, the best thing to do is if you have been to the forest when you get back have a shower, and check everywhere, mainly on your head
Now, I'm freaked out.. always in the forest and never think about it apart from having had the vaccine of course.. I suddenly feel quite itchy
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Mmm have you been bitten by 1, because i know a few people who have been bitten and felt nothing.
I've been bitten several times and never felt them - maybe because I was always out and about when it happened. Minor scratches, bruises and bites don't always register at the time, especially when you're in the middle of something else.
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Are you sure it was a tick?

I did have a dog bite me too once, on my upper lip of my mouth. And now I have a lovely little scar there. But no tick scar, thank goodness
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Minor scratches, bruises and bites don't always register at the time, especially when you're in the middle of something else.
Oh aye?

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Now, I'm freaked out.. always in the forest and never think about it apart from having had the vaccine of course.. I suddenly feel quite itchy
Don`t feak out, just make sure you check yourself properly when you have been to the forest
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Now, I'm freaked out.. always in the forest and never think about it apart from having had the vaccine of course.. I suddenly feel quite itchy
that's the lice you're feeling there ... get a shampoo woman, from your nearest pharmacie !!!
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Please be careful with those tweezers MathNut
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Don`t feak out, just make sure you check yourself properly when you have been to the forest
oh you can check all you want, somehow you can't see them right away, shower, and don't wear anything you wore that day. they could be anywhere and make it to your skin sooner or later. this sounds like a horror story doesn't it
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I didn't see the tick and felt no bite nor suffered any itch. The first thing I noticed was a rash on my abdomen about 4 inches in diameter. It was like a ring - red on the outside and pale in the middle. Went to the medic, had a blood test but he started antibiotic treatment straight away without waiting for the results. Results came back positive for Lymes but thankfully a low level of infection which meant I caught it early. All I had to do was complete the two week course of antibiotics. I think Goldtop is right - it never goes away completely but a blood test a year later registered a minimal reading.
Trick is to catch it early. After a while the rash disappears then you have no idea you've got Lymes until it's caused nerve damage or arthritis. Even at that stage antibiotics will stop the progression any further but won't repair the damaged nerves.
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Mr. Breakfast, I am shocked! When I spoke of being engaged in "something else" I assure you I meant some other thing else... lepidopteral pursuit or some such.

(off to check out that link anyway... purely as a matter of legal curiosity...)
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that's the lice you're feeling there ... get a shampoo woman, from your nearest pharmacie !!!
..a bucket, scrubbing brush and dettol not forgetting the shampoo of course
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..a bucket, scrubbing brush and dettol not forgetting the shampoo of course
Don`t forget to have your head, easier to see the little ****`s
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Mr. Breakfast, I am shocked! When I spoke of being engaged in "something else" I assure you I meant some other thing else... lepidopteral pursuit or some such.
Ah! The butterfly position, you mean?
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