Tick Bite – Treatment Guide

How to remove a tick? How to Treat a Tick Bite?

  • When a tick bites, it buries its head in skin. It breathes through the back. The tick attaches itself by its mouth.
  • Try pulling the tick gently with tweezers. Be careful.  If the tick is broken off while the process of removal process, the tick will most likely cause an infection.
  • When a tick bites, it buries its head in skin. It breathes through the back. The tick attaches itself by its mouth.
  • After the tick removal, do not assume that the tick dead. Do not throw it in the garbage. The tick can crawl back out from any place, ready to attach itself to the next living thing that happens by.Try saving the tick; preserve the removed tick into a plastic bag with rubbing alcohol. If you cannot save it, write down the description of the tick and the date of the bite. Some symptoms may take up to a several weeks to develop.
  • Please remember that any remedies such as Vaseline, flame, heat, hot matches, nail polish remover, etc’- could actually make things worse.
  • Anything that will stress the tick could result in the tick purging (vomiting). In this case, the contents of the tick’s body enter into your bloodstream, same as injection, infecting you with large number of diseases.Safely remove the tick with tweezers, rinse out the tick bite area with soap and water, and apply antiseptic to guard against infection.

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How to Treat Tick Bite Area after Tick Removal?

Do you notice a swelling in the tick bite area? What to do about an itchy tick bite?

Here are some home remedies and tips to decrease the swelling and the pain of a tick bite:

  • Do not scratch the tick bite or the area around it.
  • Apply an ice pack to the tick bite to decrease pain and slow the swelling for 15 minutes once an hour for the first 6 hours.
  • To reduce the pain and the swelling apply one of the following:
  • Apply Tea tree oil. Apply one drop every four hours.
  • Lavender oil might help also stop the itching. Apply one or two drops, wait about fifteen minutes to allow the oil to take effect. If the area starts itching again, apply more – but just one or two drops at a time.
  • Peppermint oil has a cooling affect. Apply a drop or two of it. If you have toothpaste that contains peppermint oil, apply a dab.
  • Calamine lotion and Aloe-Vera gel will help relieve itching
  • Use a local painkiller to reduce the pain and itching. wet your skin and rub an aspirin over the tick bite.

When should you Visit a Doctor for the tick bite?

  • Immediate consultant after the tick bite is needed if you cannot remove the tick or part of the tick from the skin? Visit your physician immediately.
  • Six hours after the tick bite – If you experience rash at the site of the tick bite, chills, headache or fever, fatigue, muscle weakness or difficulty walking.
  • One to two days after the tick bite-If you experience and develop redness, swelling or yellow drainage from the tick bite site
  • Two to fourteen days after the tick-bite-If you develop a fever, widespread rashes, headache, muscle pains, joint pains or flu-like symptoms the tick bite site.
  • Three to 30 days after the tick-bite– You develop a red-ring or a bull’s eye rash around the tick bite wound or /and have difficulty moving your legs and walking.