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Tick Bites

What to do if bitten by a tick

First of all, if mothers or babies find themselves bitten by ticks, do not panic as they can’t forcefully remove the small insects by hand, so as to avoid the thorns of small bugs stayed in the skin.

You can use a pair of pointed tweezers to hold the tick head tightly or close to the head, and slowly pull it out. Here, mothers are careful not to twist or tug ticks when pulling.

In addition, be sure to wash the bitten area with soap and warm water. Alternatively, disinfect the skin with alcohol or iodine. Furthermore, after being bitten by a tick, if the following conditions occur, then you should seek medical treatment in time!

1. Fever and body heatiness, body temperature exceeds 38 ℃;

2. Feel headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, etc .;

3. Skin allergies and rashes.

Is a tick a tick?

Ticks are small, blood-sucking bugs. They can range in size from as small as a pin’s head to as large as a pencil eraser. Ticks have eight legs. They’re arachnids, which means they’re related to spiders.

The different kinds of ticks can range in color from shades of brown to reddish brown and black. 

As they take in more blood, ticks grow. At their largest, ticks can be about the size of a marble. After a tick has been feeding on its host for several days, they become engorged and can turn a greenish-blue color.

What are the symptoms of being bitten by a tick

  1. Redness or bleeding in the bite. 
  2. A rash at the bite site.
  3. A burning sensation at the bite site
  4. Hugh fever fever for a long time, and the body temperature reaches above 40 ℃. 
  5. Headache, eye pain and low back pain. 
  6. Blisters
  7. The face, neck, and chest may become hyperemic. 
  8. In severe cases, difficulty in breathing.

How to avoid being bitten by a tick

1. When you go outing, your mother and family remember to wear long gowns and long sleeves before entering the woods or grass. 

2. Carry insect repellent ointment with you and rub the ointment on your skin to prevent being bitten by ticks;

3. Keeping the house ventilated and dry, and use insecticides and other items to eliminate the ticks to avoid being bitten by the ticks.

Will being bitten by a tick cause death?

Ticks are like intermediaries. They are not poisonous in themselves, but if they eat the blood of virus-bearing animals and then bite, it may cause death.

Tick bites are often harmless and usually they do not cause any noticeable symptoms. However,  if the bite tick has ever sucked the blood of a virus-bearing animal, they. An pass diseases onto humans when they bite. In severe cases, ticks can cause allergic reactions.

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