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Are there photos of ticks on humans?

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Many medical websites have photos of what ticks look like on the human body such as WebMD.com, EverydayHealth.com and LymeDiseaseAssociation.org. These sites also contain information on the different types of ticks as well as treatment and removal information.

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Ticks are small arachnids that bite and fasten onto the skin and feed on blood. It is important to remove a tick as soon as it is discovered to prevent infection or disease. After removing the tick, wash the site, and observe for additional symptoms of a more serious conditions. As stated by WebMD, most ticks do not carry disease, but some may experience a mild allergic reaction at the site. Rarely, some ticks may carry Lyme disease, which causes symptoms similar to the flu and needs to be treated by a medical professional promptly.

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