Should I get this tick bite checked out by a doctor?
Hello! I recently found a tick on my upper thigh and want to know if I should see a doctor or not. I think I received it while hiking in Morrison, CO two days ago. I noticed it in the shower this morning and brushed it right off and only realized after that it was a tick. I was able to save the tick and get a picture of it. I’m pretty sure I got the head out but I want to be sure it’s not still stuck. Any advice would be great, thank you!
Jefferson County Colorado
Thank you for your question. The Colorado Extension system is really backed up, and I would urge you to consult with a doctor. We cannot give medical advice, and any delay in getting this assessed might be unsafe. Be sure to take the insect with you. Good luck!