Should I get this tick bite checked out by a doctor?

Asked July 2, 2020, 6:48 PM EDT

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

1 Response

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!