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Tick Bites in Children

Pregnancy & Newborn

Spotting a tick bite can be tricky given their small size. “How tick bites look on children can vary,” said Rajitha Julapalli, M.D., a board-certified pediatrician at Pediatrix® Urgent Care of Texas, “The tick itself may or may not be visible, or you may be able to see a small black dot, a small red bump or a larger reaction.” It’s important to do a full-body check after spending time outdoors where ticks are more prevalent. “In children, pay particularly close attention to the head and neck area, upper back, waist/buttocks, and behind the knees and legs.”


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