If the tick was simply crawling on you, you do not need to call. Monitor for rashes, fever or joint pain over the next 2-3 weeks.
If the tick was attached to your skin and you were able to remove it and it was attached for 36 or more hours or it was engorged, you are eligible for a prophylactic dose of Doxycycline which might prevent Lyme disease, and you should call us as soon as possible but definitely within 72 hours of removing the tick.
If the tick was attached for less than 36 hours you should monitor for rash, fever or joint pain over the next 2-3 weeks. You do not need to call us.
If you do not know how long the tick was attached, please call us.
If you have a rash at the site of the bite that is larger than a dime, please call us.
If you have a fever and joint pain, please schedule an appointment.
Richmond Family Medicine
30 West Main Street | Richmond, VT 05477
TEL: 802-434-4123 | FAX: 802-434-3130
Physicians: Dr. Daniel Goodyear, Dr. Hannah Rabin, Dr. Robert Areson
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