Found a tick on my DD!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by I have WHAT in my yard?, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    UGH!!! So gross!! [​IMG] So, of course like a good mom I try to act real calm like it is no biggie and calmly call DH to get it out and I tell her its no big and we'll swab it with peroxide and all. DH saved it in tape.

    It was too big to be a deer tick. When should I worry? Should I take her to a Dr right away?? I want to freak, but I know I need to be calm and not get her freaked. (She was SO skeeved when she realized it was a tick!) [​IMG]
  2. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

    Jul 31, 2008
    houston tx
    ugh! i found a tick on my chihuahua once but she had only gotten it that day so we could pull it right off cause it hadnt inbedded itself yet
  3. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    As a mother I would take it to the doctors and they'll point you in the right direction and have it checked will give you peace of mind....lyme disease is terrible if you dont catch it right away...Better to be safe than sorry....good luck...
  4. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    no, don't freak out, just peroxide the wound. Watch it for the bullseye look and redness is normal. tell her not to scratch it. you can put benedryll ointment on it to keep it from itching if it does.

    This is a normal occurrance for us in MO, there are days I feel like a momma monkey picking ticks out of the girls heads. Only difference is I don't eat em! LOL [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. We were over ran with ticks, us, and dogs until we got the guianias, I think I saw 2 ticks on the dogs this year, But watch the spot and if it turns red, go to the dr and have it checked. marrie
  6. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    I heard that too about guineas, I want some! LOL
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    If it's big and brown or very dark in color it is a common tick and there is nothing to worry about. Clean the area and let her go play some more. Check your animals closely, tick infestation can make them anemic.....
  8. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Don't worry too much. I find ticks on myself all the time. Just make sure you keep an eye on the area. You may see a little irritation from the actual spot where it bit, but that should go away fairly quick. If you should see a larger red "bullseye" rash, be sure to take her to the doctor, as that is the tell tale sign of lymes disease. All it takes is a simple blood test to be sure.

    In all the years I've lived out here, I've never had lymes. Once you get over the disgust factor of the ticks, they really aren't that big a deal.
  9. Sequin

    Sequin Songster

    May 20, 2008
    I had a tick on me too. Embedded and engorged. It was the most disgusting thing EVER. Especially when I found out they are related to spiders. Creeps me out just thinking about it. My friends had a fun time taking me to the rite aid and exploring the many ways we could remove the head(which we thought at the time was still in my hip). Everything from waxing it out to cutting the area open to duct tape and yanking it out. Yuck. I had it checked out by a dr. when I got home(this happened while I was on a trip) and he said to just watch for the bullseye look and return if I saw that. So, your daughter will no doubt be fine too. Still, I can really feel for the both of you!!! [​IMG]
  10. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    My advice is to keep everyone calm, but also keep an eye on the area. If it's a large tick (not a deer tick), there should be no disease transmitted.

    Just an FYI, a deertick with Lymes transmits the virus at the end of it's feeding cycle on the host (24-36 hours after it starts feeding). If you get the tick off when it starts feeding, there wouldn't be too much of a chance of transmission.

    But again, it sounds like it's a regular tick, and not a deertick.

    Spoken as someone who almost died from Lyme Meningitis brought on by a teertick bite.

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