As the spring and warmer days are coming spending time outdoors is something most people enjoy. It is desirable to spend more time in nature, but it is also desirable to prevent tick bites.
Ticks are small parasites that catch on the surface of the skin and with small ripples shed blood. They release an anasthetic-like substance so their suture often passes unnoticed. The most common sign ate the red circles created around the stitches.
Why is the bite dangerous? With its ointment the tick can transfer diseases such as borelosis, lameness, and meningoencephalitis.
If you suspect a tick bited you, inform your doctor about it.
How to protect yourself from ticks?
- Before spending time in nature, you should use anti-parasitic agents.
- You should protect yourself by wearing appropriate shoes and by having all the neccesary equipment.
- You will notice tick easily if your clothes are lighter colours.
- You should thoroughly check all the exposed parts of your boday as well as your kids ald pets.
How to remove a tick?
Removing ticks can be problematic when you have restless hands or are stressed. So calm down first and do not panic. Bust does not necessarily mean you are infected! Not every tick transmitts disease!
- Never treat a tick with oil as previously advised. This move can lead to suffocation of a tick which increases the risk of becoming infected due to excess saliva release.
Hold the clasp close to the head of the tick and pull it until you can completely remove it from your skin. The most important thing is to pull it’s head out of the skin.
If the resin remains (visible as a black dot) remove it with a needle or the skin will dascarde it eventually.
Ticks may be a problem, so protect yourself on time. There is even a meningoencephalitis vaccine that people who often stay in nature can look for.
Ticks do not leap from person to person but they lie beneath the leaves and in the grass, therefore be cautious.
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