What to Do If We Get Bitten by a Tick?



When we're on vacation in nature, the risk of tick bite infection and transmitted their infections are increasing.
Among diseases transmitted by ticks, with the greatest significance in our country is the Lyme disease,also Marseilles fever, Crimean hemorrhagic fever Q fever, tularemia. Infection is most often bites but possible infection can be spread and crush the tick with fingers, and the insect on contact with eyes or broken skin.   How to prevent bites?

When we go to nature, especially in areas with dense vegetation, we must choose bright clothing - the background we can easily see the insects. Clothes must have a tight trousers and sleeves, and shoes are targets for ticks can not penetrate into them. We can use chemicals, insect repellent (repellents). Protective effect of repellent increased to 8-15 days, if they are handled and the outer garment. garment soak for 24 hours a repellent, it can be added and synthetic pyrethroids (permethrin).

Clothes to wear after being dried. Not recommended application of permethrin directly to skin. For trips and vacations body needs every day looking for a tight ticks. Particularly vulnerable are the hairy parts of the head, abdomen, armpits, groin and the crease behind the knee. recommended and regular inspections of pet dogs, which must have antiparasitic collars. What do we do when a tick bite? bite is not felt so the only way to notice the tick has diligently examined the body.

Experts advise to remove him to seek medical attention because of inappropriate treatment of the trunk can remain in the skin and cause infection. On the other hand, to limit the risk of infestation, ticks should be removed as quickly as possible. If you are at a remote location and can not turn to the doctor what to do with minimum risk to our health. In such cases, we may receive conflicting advice, but experience has shown that removal of the tick must be very carefully . If possible deposed tick should be placed in the bottle and tested for contamination.

Among the insect removal site should be disinfected with iodine, alcohol, or cologne. site of the bite remains red. If there is a black dot, this is a sign that the head of the tick or part of it remained in the skin. In such cases, medical intervention is required. Regardless of whether we have successfully removed the tick, you should seek medical help because only a doctor can assess whether there are likely infected with various infections, and to direct the victim to put his vaccine tetanus. At the discretion of the physician may be appointed research and treatment with antibiotics.
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