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Some gross thing has burrowed into my skin....

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Bellaisoneluckywoman Thu 09-Apr-20 13:37:58

This is rather nasty, but hoping someone might be able to help. I spotted some tiny bug like thing - blackish - that had burrowed into my inner thing. I got tweezers and yanked on the 'legs' that were sticking out, but there is still something under the skin. The body? Just. Vile..... I had a gouge about with a safety pin, but think it's still there. Put a bit of TCP. Anyone know what it might be - and what on earth I can do about it? Apologies if I've made anyone feel unwell......

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GrumpyHoonMain Thu 09-Apr-20 13:39:02

Go to your GP. They can often cut it out like a boil if it’s just below the surface

Eddmr Thu 09-Apr-20 13:39:35

A tick? You need to get it all out.

YippeeKayakOtherBuckets Thu 09-Apr-20 13:40:14

Inner thigh? Ouch if you actually meant ‘thing’ wink

Are you absolutely sure it wasn’t an ingrown hair?

A tick would have been like a small bean, unless it had been broken off maybe?

What happens if you squeeze it? Or try and tweeze out the remains?

YippeeKayakOtherBuckets Thu 09-Apr-20 13:40:55

Tbh unless you were wearing short shorts and sitting in long grass a tick wouldn’t get as far as your inner thigh.

PheasantPlucker1 Thu 09-Apr-20 13:42:05

OP we need photos.

You cant tease us like this and not provide photos!

FlashesOfRage Thu 09-Apr-20 13:43:04

Picsssssssss grin

Appuskidu Thu 09-Apr-20 13:44:04


Sounds like a tick

HasaDigaEebowai Thu 09-Apr-20 13:45:49

If its a tick its really important that you get it all out.

perniciousdot Thu 09-Apr-20 13:48:14

Ticks are not tiny though?

Hormonecrazyhell Thu 09-Apr-20 13:50:19

OMG my worse fear

Redannie118 Thu 09-Apr-20 13:58:32

Sounds like a tick- this is how it looked when my dog had one. Due to the area possible it's a pubic louse.

Statistician999 Thu 09-Apr-20 13:59:37

Sounds like a tick. Once on your body they are mobile and will move to dark, warm places. You need to get the whole thing out otherwise you risk an infection and/or Lyme disease.

Statistician999 Thu 09-Apr-20 14:02:38

HavelockVetinari Thu 09-Apr-20 14:05:14

Bellaisoneluckywoman Thu 09-Apr-20 14:28:36

Oh God.... I think it might be a tick. Thought only dogs got them. How to treat? Can't go to GP (surgery closed anyway). Wonder if a chemist would know what to do... Will try to send photo of what 's left - if you're sure you want to see it....

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AhoyMrBeaver Thu 09-Apr-20 14:30:55

F5, F5, F5, F5, F5...

Nofunkingworriesmate Thu 09-Apr-20 14:31:19

Seek medical attention your doctor is still available ring them

Bobbiepin Thu 09-Apr-20 14:33:04

Definitely want to see it. Tbh at this time I would boil a razor blade and cut it out myself and be VERY careful to keep it clean etc afterwards but that's terrible advice.

Gatekeeper Thu 09-Apr-20 14:33:55

ticks don't burrow under skin into flesh but attach themselves to the outside and engorge on blood. We need a pic

AtAt123 Thu 09-Apr-20 14:38:21

Shamelessly following to find out what it is.

lottieloop Thu 09-Apr-20 14:38:35

Op you must post a pic so we can see.

If it is a tick it needs removing ASAP.


myidentitymycrisis Thu 09-Apr-20 14:38:56

I need to see it to make a full diagnosis !

lottieloop Thu 09-Apr-20 14:39:48

Are you sure it isn't an ingrown hair OP?
I suffer with these & they do sometimes cause like a sort of boil under the skin sometimes....

eurochick Thu 09-Apr-20 14:44:48

It sounds like a tick. They can carry Lyme disease and the risks increase the longer a bit of it remains in the skin. You need to see a nurse.

My daughter had one in her face when she was a toddler. It was bloody awful to get the damn thing out.

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