If part of the tick remains buried, don't worry. It's not going to increase the risk of a tick-borne infection. Just remove it as you would a splinter.

As with a splinter, if you can't get it completely out fairly easily, don't dig around. Your baby's body may expel the piece on its own.

If any sign of a local infection develops (redness, oozing, warmth), take your baby to the doctor.



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