Ouch! That bugger bit me! What do I do now!?! You're out enjoying a day in the park and you come home to find that you have a tick bite. What do you do?
All of these will actually cause the tick to regurgitate (vomit) inside of you. This increases the risk of transmission of tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease, Ehrilicia, Bartonella, and Babesia, just to name a few. And you don't want to throw away the evidence, so don’t throw away that tick.
What if you start having weird symptoms? What if you were bit in an area that has a high prevalence of tick-borne illness? What if you are just scared s*!#less that that tick may have just given you Lyme + co-infections? Well, you can send you tick off for testing so you can sleep at night!
Just remember that you may never even know that you have been bit by a tick. They can be as small as the period at the end of this sentence. If you would like more information about the symptoms of tick-borne illness, visit the Lyme disease section of this website or give our office a call.