Summer – time picnics and various outings. But the joyful stay in the Park, a forest or the meadow can interrupt ticks.
If you find a tick on yourself or child, do not repeat common mistakes. What in any case it is impossible to do if you are bitten by a tick, knows Home.
It is not necessary to smear the tick with oil, saliva or alcohol.
The people believe that it is possible to block the tick, the possibility of breathing through spiracles on the body, coat on all sides with one of these miraculous substances. Therefore, the tick cannot breathe and will fall off by itself.
To put it mildly, science does not confirm this. What to do if a person is bitten by a tick? Don’t wait until the tick will suffocate and fall off, but try to remove it immediately upon detection.
This can be done with ordinary thread or a special device, which is sold in the pharmacy. At the same time try to pull the tick entirely, not shifting his head: in it are Clunie gland, which may contain virus. If the head is still torn, remove it with a needle like a splinter. Of course, the needle before it is necessary to disinfect.
Don’t press the tick. And don’t throw it!
What to do at home, if you find that you are bitten by a tick? Put it in a jar or bottle or any container in which it can be transported to the laboratory and pass the test. It is best to do this on the same day, but if this is not possible, store the tick in a closed container can be up to 3 days.
Why is it important? Because the tick can be a carrier of a huge number of viral diseases, the most dangerous among them encephalitis and Lyme disease. The most serious consequences of encephalic include paralysis, loss of sight and hearing. If not treated, Lyme disease, possible problems with the joints, heart, vision, hearing.
Do not run the infectious disease doctor on the same day when I found the tick.
Of course, this can be done for your own peace of mind, but it is reasonable to make an appointment when you will have the results of the study of the tick after 2-3 days. If the mites found infectious origin, the doctor will prescribe a prophylactic course of antibiotics (if the probability of tick – borne encephalitis immunoglobulin protivoavarijnye).
Do not donate blood for infection the next day after the tick bite.
This makes no sense. Please note: even if the infection has occurred, antibodies in the blood do not appear immediately, but after 2-3 weeks. To view the dynamics of the protective response of the body, the doctor might order a repeat analysis 3 weeks after the first survey.
Do not ignore dangerous symptoms, which may occur even in a month.
If the skin had annular erythema (redness around the site of the tick bite) or within 3-30 days fever (up to 38-40*C), immediately seek medical help and be sure to tell the doctor about the tick bite that the treatment was appropriate.