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Can you remove ticks completely ?

Hi, I think I had a tick around my ankle area. I felt a spot on my ankle and when i itched a black head came off, that was very small and ressembled a very small spider. I have bathed it now with antiseptic, but a small black dot still looks as if it is there (very minute)... do you think that the ticks head remains in my body?
Thu, 12 Jan 2012
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Hi,
It is possible that you might have tick infection but it is usually found in hairy parts of the body.
There is also possibility of sebaceous cyst which also gives this type of picture.
There are few medicated lotions are available in the market but before that diagnosis should be made by dermatologist.
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