Tick Bites: What To Do If You Get Bit By a Tick

There is a lot of misinformation being propagated regarding tick bites and diseases that you can catch from them. Being educated is key. The most common question I am asked is, “A tick bit me. Should I do anything or wait until Lyme disease symptoms show up?” If a tick bites you, here is what I suggest doing. WHAT TO DO AFTER A TICK BITE First, if you find a tick on you or a loved one, remove it carefully with fine tweezers as close to the skin as possible. Alternatively, you can use a tick removal tool. Once you remove the tick, put it in a plastic bag or even a medicine bottle to save the tick for testing. Be sure to clean the affected skin with alcohol and wash your hands afterwards. O

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