Ticks can bite anywhere on the body, but have a preference for the groin, knees, armpits, anal cleft, the edges of your underwear, behind the ears and around the hairline in the neck. Use a mirror or ask for difficult to monitor places someone else just to check you for ticks.
Do not go to the forest or no more gardening course no options. However, you can do several things to avoid taking a tick bite.
- Stay on the trails and avoid dense vegetation and shrubs.
- Wear closed shoes, long sleeves and long pants.
- Stop pant legs into socks.
- Wear clothing that is impregnated with a repellent.
- Lubricate the exposed skin with a product containing DEET.
- Wear a hat.
If you do have contracted a tick bite, it is important that the tick is removed as soon as possible. The longer the tick is in the skin, namely, the greater the chance that he transfers pathogens.
Use to any alcohol, iodine or other means. You can do this with a special tick or tick tweezers (bring one with you when you go into nature), but it is also possible with a pointed tweezers. Grasp the tick as close as possible onto the skin with the head and pull it out slowly. Then write down where and when you are bitten.
When to see a doctor?
If the tick is on your skin for more than 24 hours, it is wise to consult with your doctor or treatment is needed. Have you removed the tick walked 24 hours?Keep up to three months after the bite the skin around the bite an eye. Get a red or blue ring (an erythema migrans), or other symptoms that may indicate Lyme disease? Please immediately contact your doctor. Moreover, you do not always get a ring-shaped rash if you have.
After some time, you may experience flu-like symptoms, such as headache, stiff neck, fever, muscle aches and fatigue. These symptoms can also disappear. If the spreads through the body, a variety of symptoms may occur. In case of complaints, always contact your doctor.