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Tick bite

Tick bite: Introduction

The bite from a tick. Ticks are small creatures that look like insects and live in wooded areas or fields. They attach themselves to a person as the person brushes past them and they then find a warm moist area to attach themselves in order to remove blood. During this feeding process infected ticks can transmit a number of tick-borne diseases such as lyme disease, typhus, rocky mountain spotted fever and babesiosis. However, most ticks do not carry disease and cause no real harm. ...more »

Symptoms of Tick bite

Treatments for Tick bite

  • Remove ticks immediately - many tick diseases such as Lyme disease are more likely
  • The longer the tick is attached
  • Check for additional ticks even if one already found
  • Find and remove the tick immediately - often hidden in scalp hair, other hair or body crevices.
    • Carefully lever tick body and head with scissors or tweezers
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Alternative Treatments for Tick bite

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Tick bite may include:

  • Pull out slowly with tweezers
  • Wash with soap and water
  • Over-the-counter lidocaine-topical
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Tick bite: Complications

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Causes of Tick bite

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Prevention of Tick bite

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