What to do before a tick bite?

Never, when returning from vacations, we imagine that in the suitcase, clothes and even, in our body, there is an unexpected companion: ticks.

And although, at the beginning, they are imperceptible to our eyes (they measure from 6 millimeters to a centimeter) and their sting is painless, they can transmit dangerous infections: Lyme disease, Colorado fever, Tularemia ...

 

What to do before a tick bite?

Once a tick hits us, it will seek to reach the hot and humid places of our body: armpits, groin and scalp, and once it adheres, it will begin to suck our blood, "says the National Library of Medicine of the United States.

To eliminate a tick:

  1. Do not take it with your hands: Use gloves, toilet paper or tweezers.
  2. Once you remove it, wash the area with soap and water.
  3. Avoid using hot objects: cigar, oil, alcohol, Vaseline, acetone ...

If the bite is accompanied by fever, headache, joint pain, swollen glands or red spots, it is important that you go to the doctor as soon as possible.

 

Natural medicine

To treat a tick bite, you can opt for these remedies:

 

Rosemary and cinnamon

Ingredients: 10 drops of rosemary essential oil, 7 drops of cinnamon oil, 3 drops of cedar oil and 2 tablespoons of almond oil. Mix and apply in the affected area.

 

Citric

Ingredients: orange peel, lemon peel, water. This is the best for pets.

Remember, ticks are usually found in shrubs, plants and grass, so it is important to avoid these areas, to prevent any of these bugs from adhering to your clothes and life.

 

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Video Medicine: Tick Bite (May 2021).