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Treatments for Tick bite

Treatment List for Tick bite

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Tick bite includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • 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
    • Take care not to leave the tick head
    • Wash the bite site with soap and water
    • Wash hands with soap and water
    • Apply antiseptic to the bite site
    • Apply cold compress - to relieve pain at the bite site (if needed)
  • Search for other ticks - particularly in hidden areas.
  • Seek medical advice and attention - the removal of the tick is not all that is required. There is the need to detect any diseases, and certain preventions for tick-borne disease and treatments for prevention of Lyme disease.
  • Other treatments related to treatment of diseases possibly caused by the tick bite:

Alternative Treatments for Tick bite

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Tick bite may include:

  • Pull out slowly with tweezers
  • Wash with soap and water
  • Over-the-counter lidocaine-topical
  • After Bite itch treatment
  • Oral pain reliever
  • more treatments »

Hospital statistics for Tick bite:

These medical statistics relate to hospitals, hospitalization and Tick bite:

  • 0% (5) of hospital consultant episodes were for tick-borne viral encephalitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 80% of hospital consultant episodes for tick-borne viral encephalitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 40% of hospital consultant episodes for tick-borne viral encephalitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60% of hospital consultant episodes for tick-borne viral encephalitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for tick-borne viral encephalitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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