What to do when a tick bite

If you came back from a walk and found a sucked tick on your body, the most correct action would be to go to the hospital. There you will be the removal of the parasite and send it to laboratory tests, which will help to find out whether the tick is a vector of infection or not.

If a tick is detected on the child’s body immediately go to the infectious ward of the hospital, where the baby will have a tick removed and injected with immunoglobulin.

Often there are situations where there is no possibility to seek help from specialists. For example, if you are in the woods or far out of town at a cottage, you will have to remove the parasite yourself. Procrastination in this case is unacceptable. The likelihood of getting an infectious disease depends directly on the time the tick was in your skin.

Before the removal procedure, wipe the place around the sucked tick with an alcohol-containing liquid. Suitable for alcohol, vodka, cologne, toilet water or in the extreme case iodine, greenery. Tie a strong silk or knotted thread as close as possible to the parasite’s hostel, swinging motions smoothly pull the tick up. If the hubotok is left in the skin, pull it out using a needle treated over the flame. Re-treat the affected place, place the tick in a clean glass container, rinse your hands thoroughly and process with an alcohol-containing liquid.

Next, your actions should be aimed at seeing a doctor immediately. Yodantipirin, immunoglobulin is rational to put only for the first three days after a direct bite of the tick. If during this period you did not have time to take all measures to avoid falling ill with an infectious disease, you will only have to observe the state of your health.

Blood tests for infection can only be carried out after 10 days. In an earlier time, the analysis will show unreliable results.

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