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What should I do if I bite a tick?

It must be remembered that the probability of getting tick-borneEncephalitis, tick-borne borreliosis and other infections that are transmitted by mites, depends mainly on the amount of infection that has infiltrated the tick bite. The earlier the parasite is removed, the better.

It is best to remove the mites with a curvedTweezers or surgical clamp, however, in this case, and another pair of tweezers. The tick should be grasped maximally close to the proboscis, after which it must be carefully pulled, rotating in the direction of its axis in either direction. Basically, after a couple of turns, the tick is completely removed together with the proboscis. In case if you try to pull out the tick, then there is a high probability of its rupture.

For extracting ticks, there are certainAdaptations. These devices have significant advantages over the clamp and tweezers because the body of the mite is not squeezed, and the contents of the mite are not squeezed into the wound, which significantly reduces the risks of infection with the infections transmitted by the mites.

Uniclean Tick has already proved itselfTwister (YUNIKLIN TEAK TWISTER), which is a device for extracting ticks. In the absence of tweezers or a special tool at hand, you can remove the tick when using a thread. A strong thread should be tied in a knot as close to the proboscis of the tick, after which the tick is removed, while it is very slowly swinging and pulling upwards. Inadmissible are sharp movements, since in this case the mite simply simply ruptures.

Removal of the tick should be done very carefully,Do not squeeze his body, as in this case, the contents of the tick can get into the wound together with pathogens of diseases. It is also important not to tear the mite during removal - the part that remains in the skin can cause inflammation and suppuration. It should also be borne in mind that when the mite's head is torn off, the process of infection can continue because of the large number of tick-borne encephalitis viruses in the salivary glands, as well as in the parasite ducts.

If during removal of the tick its headTore off, then the place of suction should be wiped with a bandage or cotton wool soaked with alcohol beforehand, and after that it is necessary to remove the head with a sterile needle.

With all this, do not listen to anyone andUse oil solutions to extract the mite. The oil can clog the respiratory holes of the parasite, and it will die right in the skin. After the removal of the mite, the skin is treated with tincture of iodine or alcohol. Application of a dressing is usually not required.

Even with a short-term tick bite, there isRisk of infection with various tick-borne infections. The tick acts as a source of numerous diseases, for this reason, after removing the tick, it must be kept for research on infection with infections. This is mainly done in the infectious diseases hospital.

The mite is placed in a small glass vessel withA piece of cotton wool, which is slightly moistened with water. It is necessary to close the vessel with a stopper or lid and store it in a cool place - it is possible in the refrigerator. To conduct a microscopic diagnosis of the tick it is necessary to deliver it alive to the laboratory. For carrying out PCR diagnostics, separate parts of ticks are also used. However, the second method is not common even in large cities.

It should be understood that the presence of infection inThe tick does not mean that the person will necessarily fall ill. Analysis of the tick is necessary for calmness in cases of negative result and for vigilance - when obtaining a positive result.

The surest way to determine whetherThe disease is the surrender of blood. Blood should not be taken immediately after a tick bite - the analysis shows nothing. No earlier than ten days, blood tests for such diseases as tick-borne encephalitis and borreliosis via PCR can be performed, 2 weeks after the bite, for antibodies to the tick-borne encephalitis virus, and 1 month later for antibodies to Borrelia.
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