What are the symptoms and prevention of tick bites?

Before starting for the prevention and symptoms for the tick bites, you should know what are the ticks?  Ticks belong to the family of spiders, they suck blood to complete their life cycle and they mainly bite humans. When a human is bitten by a tick then it is known as tick bite. Ticks can at anyplace of human body.  The area where tick usually bites is groin, inguinal area, underarms. Ticks are small in size and have eight legs.

Where ticks are found?

Ticks found outside of your home, they hide in grass and shrubs. If you have a pet at your home it can be stuck in your pet body and there are chances that it can transfer to your body while touching to your pet. Ticks are mainly found during spring and summer season. You need to be more careful at this time. 

How would you come to know if you have bitten by a tick?

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When a tick bites you will not feel anything but a small red bump will appear in few days. One may have a little redness around the area of the bite. If you saw a tick stuck into your body then removes the tick properly and carefully. After that wash your hands and site of the bite properly.

Some Disease which can be happen due to tick bite are:-

  • Lyme disease
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Colorado tick fever
  • Tularemia
  • Ehrlichiosis

Prevention from Tick Bite

  • Wear long sleeved shirts and pants and tuck them into the shocks while going outside.
  • Apply insect repellent spray or cream on both skin and clothes
  • Always wear enclosed shoes while going outside
  • Tie up long hair in wooden and grassy areas
  • Do not sit directly on the grass tick may be stuck into your clothes
  • Wear light colored clothes while going for trekking as it will be easy to spot a tick crawling on clothes.

When you go outside follow below steps for the ticks

  1. Check your clothes for the ticks

There are chances that ticks are sucked on your clothes remove immediately if you found ticks on your clothes. Use hot water to remove ticks cold and normal temperature  of water will not do anything.

  • Check your pets

Tick can ride on your pets body examine properly the body of your pet as it can be ride on a human body.

  • Take a shower while coming from outdoors

Take a shower within two hours after coming home from outside. This will help you in removing tick if attached on your body.

  • Check your body parts

Check your and your children boy parts to check tick. Check these parts of your body for ticks

  • Under the arms
  • In and around the ears
  • Inside belly button
  • Back of the knees
  • In an around the hair
  • Between the legs
  • Around the waist and elbow

Symptoms for tick bites

  1. Fever
  2. Aches and pains
  3. Rashes
  4. Severe Fatigue
  5. Hepatitis

Lyme disease

It is a kind of disease which is occurred by tick bite. It shows the symptoms from 3 to 30 days after the byte. The main symptoms of this are 

  • Severe Headache
  • Neck Stiffness
  • Rashes on other areas of body
  • Inflammation of brain and spinal cord
  • Tingling in the hands and feet

Rocky Mountain spotted fever

It is a bacterial infection transmitted by a tick. It can cause serious damage to internal organs such as kidneys or heart. The main symptoms of this are

  • High Fever
  • Chills
  • Severe Headache
  • Muscle Aches
  • Nausea and vomiting

Colorado tick fever

This kind of fever mainly found in Canada and Western United States. It is also caused by tick bite symptoms of this are

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Light Sensitivity
  • Muscle Aches
  • Skin Tenderness
  • Loss of appetite

Tularemia

It is an infectious which is mainly found in animals. Human can be affected only when it will come directly to the animals

It typically infects

  • Wild rodents
  • Squirrels
  • Birds
  • Rabbits

The main symptoms of this are

  • Skin Ulcer
  • Sever Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Chest Pain
  • Dry Cough
  • Breathing Difficulty

Ehrlichiosis

Ehrlichiosis spreads when an infected tick,primarily the Lone Star tick, bites you and feeds on you for 24 hours or longer. If you remove a tick in the first 24 hours after attachment, you reduce your risk of infection. Ticks feed the blood this shows flu-like symptoms like

  • Muscle Aches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Rash

If you found any of the above symptoms for the tick bites. Get immediate consultation for the doctor. We are also specialized in giving the proper treatment of the tick bites prevention and treatment. You can contact us anytime.

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