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treatment for a suspected tick bite on human

By Anonymous August 24, 2018 - 6:37pm
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Hello, Anon. Thank you for writing.

To care of a tick bite, remove the tick quickly and carefully (if present).  Tweezers can be used to grasp the tick as close to your skin as possible. Gently pull out the tick using a slow and steady upward motion. Avoid twisting or squeezing the tick. If possible, submerge it in rubbing alcohol to make sure it’s dead, seal the tick in a container and freeze it. Your doctor may want to see the tick if you develop symptoms which can include, a red spot or rash near the bite site. A full body rash. Neck stiffness. Headache, nausea, muscle or joint pain. A fever.  Use warm water and soap, rubbing alcohol, or an iodine to clean the bite area.

Lymes disease is not the only concern with regards to tick bites. They can also cause an infection, and in some people, a severe allergic reaction. If this is suspected or occurs, seek medical help right away. 

Depending on what location you were in when bitten, different parts of the country have different risks when it comes to diseases from tick bites. You can discuss your risks and if any treatment is adviced with your doctor.


August 25, 2018 - 6:16am
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