I heard that one should hold on to the tick, date a container, and stick in the freezer so you can bring it to the doctor if you get infected or sick since it is easier to test the tick.After six years of never getting a tick on my own property, I’ve found two in one summer.
Yesterday, while pulling on my pants, I felt a sore bump on my hip. Thought it felt like a pimple, but looked and it was an embedded tick. Must have been there about 24 hours, based on my activities of the prior day. I pulled him out and crushed him with some heavy steel tweezers.
Advice? See a doc now, or wait a few weeks and get tested?