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    My care taker pulled a tick off of her shoulder 2 weeks ago. The place where she pulled it off at has a sore there that wont heal & keeps getting bigger. It also has a red ring around it. What can be wrong with her?

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    Sounds like erythema migrans characteristic of Lyme disease, spread by a certain kind of tick. Only your doctor can tell you, so pay a visit soon so he can diagnose you and give you antibiotics if needed.
    I mean, her.

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      #3
      The head may have been left behind if not properly removed, which could cause infection including cellulitis. Lyme should also be considered. She needs to see a physician either way, and may need to have testing for Lyme disease.

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      The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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