If the spot where a tick bit you gets kind of red and slightly raised an a bit itchy, does that mean there's still some tick head left or is it something else?
I've read that German ticks carry a viral disease, meningitis or encephalitis (I forget which and I'm not looking it up, cuz it's freaking me out). My german friend said that you won't get it if you get the whole tick yanked out, but this leaves me with questions: True or not true? How quickly would you have to pull the whole thing out to avoid the disease? What if there was a tiny bit of the head left a week later that was causing swelling?
I am being unreasonably concerned about this. It is alarming me unduly.