Health : First Aid For Tick bites

Some ticks
bacteria that
cause illnesses
such as Lyme
disease or Rocky
spotted fever.

Your risk of contracting one of these
diseases depends on where you live or
travel to, how much time you spend in
wooded areas, and how well you protect

What to do if a tick bites you

Remove the tick promptly and carefully.
Use tweezers to grasp the tick near its
head or mouth and pull gently to remove
the whole tick without crushing it.

Use soap and water to wash your hands
and the area around the tick bite after
handling the tick.

Call your doctor if you aren't able to
completely remove the tick.

See your doctor if you develop:
A rash
A fever
A stiff neck
Muscle aches

Joint pain and inflammation
Swollen lymph nodes
Flu-like symptoms
Light sensitivity to the eyes or skin

Call for medical help if you develop:

A severe headache
Difficulty breathing
Chest pain or heart palpitations

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