Ticks are parasites that feed on warm-blooded creatures. They suck blood and end up transferring deadly pathogens and microorganisms into the host’s blood stream. Tick bites are very difficult to detect or identify because these bites are mostly non-symptomatic. Rashes or redness is observed in some cases. In other cases, symptoms might develop weeks after a tick has bitten making the process more cumbersome.
Adult ticks are more dangerous than their younger counterparts. There are 2 types of ticks found, namely soft and hard ticks. Soft ones are round and soft to feel. They are known to draw blood for several hours. The harder ones have a tough outer crust. They complete their blood sucking process in an hour. The younger ones are called seed ticks.
If you notice a tick that is just beginning to dig itself inside your skin, get a piece of paper and ensure that the little creature walks onto the paper. Once you have accomplished this, burn the tick off. You do not want it loiter around in your house or your belongings. If the tick has already gone half way down your skin, use a pair of tweezers to remove the entire tick out of your body. These creatures generally leave their heads embedded. Rash pulling will rip the body apart from the head. Pull the tick gently but firmly in an upward direction. Do not put in a lot of pressure. The tick might get crushed. Its fluid is a haven for numerous microorganisms. These can easily enter your skin and cause secondary infections and diseases. So remove carefully and immediately.
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