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I Cant Tell If A Dot On My Leg Is A Tick or A Scab?

Its A Black Dot/Square, with red around it. i cant see that it moves, but it does hurt a little when i try to pull it off. the last time i had tick only on end was stuck in me, but i dont know if thats different with each tick. please help me.

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Get a bit of Vaseline and rub it on the area.If it is a tick...it will move to breath.

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Squash it. if u see blood gushing out its a tick

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If you are extremely worried, talk to your parents or doctor. If you are brave or curious, try picking it to see if it bleeds..

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Do not squash it or put Vaseline on it if it is a tick. If the tick carries a disease like Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted doing either of those things or heating the tick with a match head, etc. will only increase the chances that the tick will release the pathogen into your system.

You say it is square. I don't know of any tick that is square. Still, I would remove it using the method that is safest for removing ticks. Go to this web site for more information: http://www.cdc.gov/ticks/removing_a_tick.html

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Light a match, blow it out and touch the thing with the hot match. If its a tick it will back out. If its a scab you likely will just barely feel it.

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