Pray for me bitten by Deer Tick

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Pray for me bitten by Deer Tick

Unread postby Swampthing » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:14 am

I went back to scout my island spot. I was sitting on a log and felt something crawling. Looked down and had 10 or 15 of the things crawling on me. Picked another 5 off in the car. I checked myself out thoroughly at home .Turns out I did have 1 female Deer tick attached. So I bagged it and will be off to the Doctor today to get it tested for Lymes Disease. I have a 1in3 chance my tick is a carrier.


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Unread postby magicman54494 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:44 am

I heard they have to be attached for about 48 hours before you can get it. But i'm no doctor so don't quote me. Good luck. I pulled one off yesterday and picked about 20 off me that were crawling this season so far.
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Re: Pray for me bitten by Deer Tick

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:12 am

I hate ticks- keep us posted on what you find out, Swampthing.

It won't be long before the blackflies and all the other nasties start hatching out either. :x
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Re: Pray for me bitten by Deer Tick

Unread postby Gardner Swamp » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:47 am

Good Luck!!! I hope you don't get it!!
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Re: Pray for me bitten by Deer Tick

Unread postby dan » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:42 am

No worries..

I got bit and got the bullseye a few years ago. The biggest obstacle was convincing an ignorant work doctor that I had Lymes. I had to goi over his head and got an expert involved who got me the prescription I needed to cure it. If caught early, it aint nothing to worry about. You just need to take an anti-biotic for about a week.
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Re: Pray for me bitten by Deer Tick

Unread postby Bucky » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:01 pm

Swampthing wrote:I went back to scout my island spot. I was sitting on a log and felt something crawling. Looked down and had 10 or 15 of the things crawling on me. Picked another 5 off in the car. I checked myself out thoroughly at home .Turns out I did have 1 female Deer tick attached. So I bagged it and will be off to the Doctor today to get it tested for Lymes Disease. I have a 1in3 chance my tick is a carrier.


Typically they have to have a "blood meal" = 48-72hrs to transmit lymes. If you have the classic bullseye from a tick bite, tyically 3 weeks of doxycycline will take care of the bacteria...

It is now tick season so make sure to check yourself over... lymes disease is no joke
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Unread postby gjs4 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:27 pm

long story short- I have an amazing early season duck spot- limited out every first two days for the past 5 yrs straight. But there are ticks- and bad. This county has the highest level of Lymes in the state. Have had 3 embedded- so many swept off- my poor dog has had tons (inc some that tested hot for Lymes and Babeosis (sp) which I guess is even worse). Just have someone search you over daily and go to the doc right away. BTW- think I am skipping out on this spot next year just out of fear and age giving me some wisdom on the value of a duck
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Re: Pray for me bitten by Deer Tick

Unread postby Black Squirrel » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:28 pm

Pulling for you Swampthing, hopefully you pulled her off early enough. Good thing you found her right away. Best of luck to you.
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Unread postby Swampthing » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:31 pm

It was only on for a couple hours.So hopefully ,nothin to worry about.But I got the thing in a ziploc bag ,so better go in tommorrow and get it checked out.
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Re: Pray for me bitten by Deer Tick

Unread postby Wrinkleneck » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:09 pm

I really HATE ticks!!! Good luck swamp!!
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Unread postby muddy » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:56 pm

My skin is crawling. I am also now sitting on my turkey chair with my legs pulled up to my chest and feet on the seat all morning now.

Good luck.
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Re: Pray for me bitten by Deer Tick

Unread postby Brandon » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:50 am

how do you know it was female tick?

Why do you say '1 in 3 my tick has lymes'?

Also... I get ticks all the time, pull em off and keep hunting. If you get a bullseye, go get antiboitics. Nothing to fret over... you just can let it go untreated. Just watch the bite....
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Unread postby dan » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:35 am

Not all infecting bites get the bullseye... If I remember right only 1 out of 3 get it.
When I talked to a specialist he told me that he prescribes the antibiotic to anybody that is confirmed bit regardless of the 24 hour rule because the antibiotic being cheap, easy, and relitivly safe.
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Unread postby Bucky » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:39 am

I agree, if I have a confirmed bite... I want the antibiotics. I have seen some sick sick people with late stage lymes disease = SUCKS!
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Re: Pray for me bitten by Deer Tick

Unread postby headgear » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:03 am

Good luck swampthing, I pulled a few deerticks off myself this weekend and checked myself out pretty good when I got home.

It's not just lymes you have to worry about, my wife (pregnant at the time) got ehrlichiosis and things were scary for a while there but thankfully she got the proper meds and pulled through. The Dr's in our area see a lot of tick diseases so they do a pretty good job. I still talked to a specialist just to make sure we were doing everything we could be.

Nothing to mess around with, I know a few people who are suffering the long term effects of an undiagnosed tick disease.


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