Tick Bites

Below you will find more information about Tick Bites from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Tick Bites it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Tick Bites and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Tick Bites comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Usually caused by ticks where in it's the general name for small arachnids in the Ixodoidea superfamily together with other mites that comprises the Acarina.

Diagnosis

The best diagnosis is to visit a doctor immediately. The doctor will ask the size of the tick and how long it has been attached to the skin. The doctor will also examine the skin for any rashes if in cases that the doctor suspects that the symptoms the patient carries is related to a tick-borne illness a series of blood tests will be performed.

Treatment

If the patient received a tick bite a first-aid treatment will be helpful such as remove the tick immediately and carefully; seal the tick in a container because the doctors might want to see the type of tick that bit the patient that is if it is possible; wash your hands and the area bitten with soap and water and call the doctor if the tick is impossible to remove.

Symptoms and Signs

Usually tick bites do not display any symptoms though it may be developed by tick secretions. Such symptoms are fever, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, fatigue and weakness of the muscle and reactions in the skin may include bumps that filled with pus, skin lumps that are hardened and some cases nodules that may require surgery if it grows too big.

Causes

Tick bites are caused by ticks that are ectoparasites that live by hematophagy on the blood of mammals, birds and rarely in reptiles and amphibians.

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