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What, Why and How
Ticks are usually known for outdoor irritants only but they could be much more than that. We have treated many patients suffering from ticks and it’s truly a disastrous situation to have them stuck to yourself. There are some majors you can take to avoid maintaining any kind of contact with them. But still, they can be missed at times. So, here we have described some steps you can take to avoid letting these little insects take over you:
It is better to grasp the tick as close as possible to the skin’s surface by using clean, fine-tipped tweezers.
After getting done with all this process, clean the bitten area thoroughly along with your hands by alcohol, iodine or soap with water.
If the tick is lucky enough to stay alive then submerge it in alcohol and pack it in a jar or if you really hate it then flush it off, but never make the mistake to crush it down with your naked fingers.
The best way is to pull away the tick from your hand is to not apply pressure, apply a little pressure only till the extent that the tick doesn’t break off because if any part of the mouth reaches out for your skin, it could be dangerous. Even if this happens then remove the parts by tweezers cleanly with the help of tweezers.
People give remedies which does not involve removing the tick immediately from the skin like applying nail polish on the tick, using the heat from the match stick flame to remove the itch from the skin, but we suggest to promptly take an action and pull it away because if the tick remains on the skin for a longer time, some heath concerns start to arise. These are the following issues you may start feeling:
Aches and pains such as headaches, fatigue, muscle pain, or even joint pain.
You need proper medical assistance to treat your tick at one instance because you might face serious issues like Lyme disease if the symptoms stay for longer without treatment. Visit Family Urgent Care for urgent care.
Family Urgent Care is one of the fastest-growing providers of urgent medical care as well as allow you to book telehealth appointment. We have 3 locations in the heart of Chicago and Schererville. No appointments are required, and most clinics are open seven days a week, to treat non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. You can also book an urgent care virtual visit online by booking via our telehealth.