The beginning of spring is accompanied by the first season of tick activity. They can trap you in the park during a walk or in the woods at a picnic, so it is very important to know how to provide first aid to the victims of their bite.
Immediately contact your nearest medical center for help. They will be able to provide you with qualified help: they will remove the tick, treat the bite site and give recommendations for further care of the wound, reports soundhealthytips.com referring to clutch.ua.
If this is not possible, try to handle it yourself:
Slowly pull out the tick with the proboscis, gently swaying it from side to side with a finger wrapped in a napkin or tweezers;
After removing the tick, smear the bite with an antiseptic solution;
Stretch the remains of an insect with a sterile needle, then place its remains in a clean glass vessel (vial, tube, etc.), close the lid tightly and, as soon as possible, deliver it to the nearest laboratory to examine the tick for the presence of boreliosis.
Wash your hands thoroughly;
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For the next two weeks, take your body temperature regularly. When raising – be sure to consult a doctor.