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Good day. We are on holiday on the Isle of Skye and my son

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Good day.
We are on holiday on the Isle of Skye and my son woke up with a tick on his arm. My husband removed the body of the tick using a knife, but a small part - perhaps the mouth of the tick - remained embedded in his arm. (We have a first aid kit but no tweezers!)
Is it necessary to remove the rest, which may be difficult even with tweezers, and should we take my son to a general practitioner(or chemist)?
Mrs. S.H. Bell
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Yes it is necessary to get the rest out
retained parts of the tick can cause infection
If you can't get it out see a doctor or chemist to remove it
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
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