Ticks
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ssh49tn posted:
I had a tick on me yesterday, & it had just buried in, so hadn't been on me very long. But, with lupus, do I need to be majorly concerned? The sticker, or whatever it is, is still embedded, (I can feel it, if I touch that area.) I went online, & looked up info on tick bites, & it said to leave the sticker in, because pulling on it, could cause whatever the tick was carrying to spread into your system. I can't afford to run to the doctor every time something happens that I don't know what to do about, so thought maybe somebody else has had the same experience. I THINK it was a 'dog' tick, & not a deer tick, from the description I read online, so no danger of lyme disease, but with the lupus wasn't sure if it could cause a problem or not.
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lupylisa44 responded:
I would definitely either call your doctor or go see him/her. I know several people that got Lyme Disease on top of lupus and it is not fun. Better safe than sorry!

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