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My ten month old had an engorged tick in his mouth! Help!!!

We got a dog two days ago and I didnt know that it had ticks. My ten month old found one on the floor and put it in his mouth and bit into it! I got it out. He didnt eat it, but can he get lyme disease or any other diseases? What should I do? I am horrified! Please help me!

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:21 PM on Jul. 24, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Call his doctor. I have no idea if it could be harmful.

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 12:24 PM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • Yikes~so he ate didn't latch on...still gross..but I think feeding off your child is risker~sorry you had to deal with That~

    Answer by surfcitymom at 12:25 PM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • No he can't get lymes disease. That only comes from deer ticks that are very small. He is probably just fine. I am grossed out, but he is mostly likely fine. :-D

    Answer by micheledo at 12:27 PM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • Take him and get him checked out.

    Answer by mamaofficer at 12:33 PM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • Did you keep the tick? Did he bite hard enough for anything to come out of the tick? If the tick is still intact, I wouldn't worry as much, I would call the Dr. anyway just to make myself feel better. If he did break the tick, I would have saved it and brought in for some kind of testing. You don't know what it could have been feeding off of and what sorts of diseases other animals or possibly humans had. Get the dog some Advantix.

    Answer by JGRIMMER at 12:35 PM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • I didnt save the tick and the dr is closed til monday so what do i do?

    Answer by kels0313 at 1:23 PM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • I would take him to the ER just to have a piece of mind.

    Answer by mamaofficer at 1:36 PM on Jul. 24, 2010

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