To avoid a tick bite, you need to take precautions to regularly do preventive vaccination and the use of repellents. In that case, if bitten by a tick should contact the emergency room to remove it, because ticks can be dangerous. If bitten by a tick, but no opportunity to go to the doctor, try to remove it yourself, doing it as carefully as possible.
What to do if bitten by a tick
Should I try to pull the tick yourself? Yes, but you need the curved or any other tweezers or special tweezers. Do not try to simply pull the tick Ixodes from the body. Chances are good that you will tear off the body, and the insect head remain. It is the most dangerous, so try to grab the tick as close to the head, then it needs to be carefully rotated on its axis in any direction and at the same time pulling from the body. The only way to remove the tick, it does so and the doctor in the emergency room.
Do not try to pull and don't need to intercept the tweezers to relieve the pressure and eliminate contact with the wound the saliva of the tick Ixodes, this will help reduce the risk of infection with tick-borne encephalitis or other infection transmitted tick. If you are not able to avoid rupture of the tick, and the wound in his head, it is necessary to remove, as a splinter, and then to treat the wound with a solution of brilliant green or iodine.
What to do with Ixodes tick
If bitten by a tick, but managed to remove it, the insect must be sent to the laboratory for testing for carriers of infections. To do this, put it in a glass bottle, tightly close the lid and put it in the fridge. It is desirable that the tick was alive when you deliver it to the lab. If you only have fragments, bring them in also, but in this case, the probability of detection of infection is greatly reduced.
If you find that Ixodes tick was infectious, you will need to do a preventive treatment after a tick bite. For urgent prevention of encephalitis by a physician using special drugs. This is basically what should I do if bitten by a tick. The smaller tick was in contact with the body, the less the risk of infection, so it is advisable to remove a tick from the body. The most accurate way to determine if the infection is to take a blood test, but not immediately after a tick bite, and after 10 days later.