Here's something you don't see every day


Had a kid present with eye irritation & redness x3 days. He thought it might be a wood chip. Nope, it was a deer tick embedded in his eye, just lateral of the pupil. Sent to the opthamologist that day for extraction.

Gotta love those zebras.


Specializes in Oncology, Psych, Corrections.

Oh my gosh!!! My boyfriend had one on his back after working in a wooded area. It was HARD to get off his skin. I can only imagine how awful it would be in the eye!! Poor kid :(

mmm cdiff

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Specializes in Pediatrics.

Aaaaaagh!!! :eek:


849 Posts

Specializes in Home Health.

Aaaargh! He couldn't see that tic!?


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Specializes in LTC. Has 2 years experience.

Makes me all crawly just reading about it!!!!


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Specializes in ER. Has 15 years experience.

in that same vein...

had a man come in who had been working under his home, renovating - very very old home. Came in with "rash" - turned out there were WELL over 100 ticks all over him. So small they appeared as freckles, until closer inspection revealed these freckles had legs that were wiggling....

A W E S O M E.

Not so much.


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My eyes are watering just thinking about it. Ouch!!

crb613, BSN, RN

1,632 Posts

Specializes in Med Surg/Tele/ER. Has 7 years experience.

When my husband was at home he, his dad, and brother use to coon hunt a lot.....his mom said they would have deer ticks all over them....she would have them shower using Rid....the head lice stuff.....worked for them!

Specializes in cardiac-telemetry, hospice, ICU. Has 6 years experience.

No rotenone eye drops?