March 31, 2008 2:06 PM Subscribe
Eeeek! Bit in the ass by a tick! How did I get bit? Will I be OK?
posted by not_on_display to Health & Fitness (16 answers total)
Two nights ago, I was mindin' my own biz, watching TV, and I had to scratch my upper-left asscheek. When I hit the spot, I felt something... was theree a piece of skin gouged out? A new mole? Owwie! WTF?
I asked my (good) friend to look at it and she said, "It's a tick!" We got the alcohol out, doused and removed it. It had bitten deep into my flesh, and it was reportedly a big one. (I didn't want to look.) And she got the head out, so I don't have a tick-head in my buttcheek.
Two days later, it's still very sore to any touch. I've never been bitten by a tick in my entire life. So: two questions:
1) Is there a risk of Lyme disease, or is that only transmitted by tiny ticks? What are the symptoms?
2) Where the hell could I have picked up a tick? I have no pets to suspect (only gerbils), I live in the cityburbs... and I had my pants on for a long time (over 12 hours) before I noticed the bite.
I know I'm yummy, but there's some diners I just don't want to accommodate again.