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Old 07-02-2015, 03:53 PM   #1
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Default Just found a tick on my back

right in between the shoulder blades, dead center, like that alien movie i can't remember the name of. this tick is either the stephen hawking of ticks and knows to get where people can't reach or got lucky as fukk. shit is freaking me out tho how he got me right dead center on the human weak spot.

i cut the lawn the other day and used a trimmer in the brushes where i probably picked it up and its been like 3~ days since so that asshole has been feeding on me for who knows how long. it was dead when i got it off, probably thru numerous showers, and ragg wiping back there, but still hard to get off so i assume its jaws were still stuck in my back.

now i'm all paranoid of lyme disease. i'm always so paranoid of ticks when i'm cutting the grass, can't believe this shit just happened
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Old 07-02-2015, 03:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: Just found a tick on my back

How does one know they have a tick in their body? Since it got into a place you can't see, did it hurt like hell? This is one reason why I get covered up in long sleeve when I am doing lawn duties.
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Old 07-02-2015, 03:56 PM   #3
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Old 07-02-2015, 03:57 PM   #4
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but still hard to get off

Use the force.
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Old 07-02-2015, 03:58 PM   #5
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Ticks are notorious for their ability to deposit numerous eggs underneath your skin. I'm afraid there's a chance you will never get rid of them. Pray that they don't hatch inside your bloodstream and disseminate to other parts of your body, in which case they'll never stop breeding inside of you.

Go to A&E asap.
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Old 07-02-2015, 03:58 PM   #6
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How does one know they have a tick in their body? Since it got into a place you can't see, did it hurt like hell?

nope, i did feel like a bite awhile back but i was thinking it was just a mosquito or something. otherwise didn't feel anything.

its unbelievable how it got me right dead center in the shoulder blades like it knew the best spot to be. thats reallly what freaks me out the most tbh
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Old 07-02-2015, 03:59 PM   #7
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Ticks are notorious for their ability to deposit numerous eggs underneath your skin. I'm afraid there's a chance you will never get rid of them. Pray that they don't hatch inside your bloodstream and disseminate to other parts of your body, in which case they'll never stop breeding inside of you.

Go to A&E asap.


well i did some research and apparently it was a deer tick, which have a 1.2% chance of transmitting lyme disease
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Old 07-02-2015, 04:09 PM   #8
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well i did some research and apparently it was a deer tick, which have a 1.2% chance of transmitting lyme disease

Aren't you from SoCal? Your chances are probably a lot less than that. I'd be much more worried about mosquitoes and West Nile Virus, they say this might be the worst year ever for it.
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Old 07-02-2015, 04:11 PM   #9
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Just keep an eye on it. If starts looking infected go get it checked out, otherwise I'm sure you're fine. Ticks are disgusting though, I get your uneasiness.
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Old 07-02-2015, 04:13 PM   #10
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well i did some research and apparently it was a deer tick, which have a 1.2% chance of transmitting lyme disease


That's the least of your worries. There's this:

http://www.today.com/health/worse-ly...fection-t25156

and this:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/...tite-red-meat/


Yep, you gonna die mothafucka!
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Old 07-02-2015, 04:14 PM   #11
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R.I.P op.

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Old 07-02-2015, 04:22 PM   #12
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You should get tested immediately if the tick was on you for more than 48 hours.
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Old 07-02-2015, 04:22 PM   #13
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Nothing to worry about.

Once inside the central nervous system, the organism can wreak all kinds of havoc, from memory problems, moodiness and depression to hallucinations, panic attacks, paranoia, manic depression, seizures and even dementia.

http://www.nytimes.com/1995/02/15/us...al-system.html
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Old 07-02-2015, 04:31 PM   #14
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Nothing to worry about.

Once inside the central nervous system, the organism can wreak all kinds of havoc, from memory problems, moodiness and depression to hallucinations, panic attacks, paranoia, manic depression, seizures and even dementia.

http://www.nytimes.com/1995/02/15/us...al-system.html


Sounds like he was infected years ago.
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Old 07-02-2015, 04:36 PM   #15
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Lol, he does act like he has lyme disease.

Seriously though, I've worked in the field for over a decade and have known several people who've contracted it; it's no fucking joke. Get tested.

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