As spring settles in and people start spending more time outdoors, they should know that ticks survived throughout this winter and they are known for carrying the Lyme disease. Tick bites should always be taken seriously. These insects represent the leading carriers of various illnesses to humans in the US. They second mosquitoes which also spread around all sorts of diseases worldwide.
Ticks are described by specialists as being small insects which are related to spiders. They strap onto the skin and suck the blood. Ticks are usually found in low grass permitting them to come into contact with a host animal. Most tick bites appear during spring and summer. However, specialists inform us that most of these insects do not transmit any disease and their bites do not cause severe health problems as expected. However, they inform us that it is important to remove a thick from our skin as soon as we find it.
Thus, we decrease the likelihood of being infected with lime disease or other such serious illnesses. To prevent a skin infection, we should carefully remove the head of the tick where the bite appeared. Specialists advise us to use some tweezers to appropriately and entirely remove a tick which attached to the skin. Usually, when attaching to the host animal’s skin, the body of the insect remains at the surface of the skin, while its head and mouth will be buried.
If you grab the tick with the tweezers by its belly, you might force the infected fluids to get out its mouth into your skin. After removing the tick, you should wash the area where the tick was attached with warm water and soap and then use an antibiotic ointment to prevent infection. Several illnesses carried by ticks usually cause symptoms which may be similar the ones of the flu.
You might experience nausea, vomiting, fever, muscle aches and headache. After the person was bitten, symptoms may start to appear from 1 to 3 weeks. Along with all these symptoms, the person might also experience a rash. The common diseases which are transmitted by ticks are babesiosis, relapsing fever, ehrlichiosis, tularemia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease.
The symptoms of Lyme disease are swelling, joint or muscle pain, stiff neck, headache, fatigue and possibly an expanding red rash.
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