It is spring passing by and summer coming up. The worry about tick bites is also urging us. Many of the diseases ticks carry cause flu-like symptoms, such as fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, and muscle aches. Those irritable ticks are found living in the fur and feathers of many birds and animals, in farm and countrysides especially. Do you really take a serious notice when having a tick bite? Not at all because most ticks do not carry diseases, and most tick bites do not cause serious health problems. However, this is not an explanation for any undervalued care of tick or any insect bites.
Quick discovery and proper treatment of tick bites will helps you avoid diseases the tick may pass on during feeding. Removing the tick’s head helps prevent an infection in the skin where it bit you and so reduce risk of skin diseases later. What are step by step home remedies for this problem?
1. Right finding any bites, removing the tick immediately and washing the site of the bite by using soap and water or a mild disinfectant. Make sure your bite are is safe from infected.
2. If a bite becomes irritated, apply an antibiotic ointment, such as bacitracin or polymyxin B sulfate, and cover it with an adhesive bandage. The ointment will keep the bite from sticking to the bandage.
Note: Stop using the ointment if the skin under the bandage begins to itch or a rash develops. The ointment may be causing a skin reaction.
3. To reduce the tick bite caused pains and itching, use Apply an ice pack to your bite for 15 to 20 minutes once an hour for the first 6 hours. When you are not using ice, keep a cool, wet cloth on the bite for up to 6 hours.
4. When expecting to apply any medicine on your bites to relieve itching, redness, and swelling, be careful and get the doctor’s advices, in particularly if patients are kids and medicinal compound allergics. After the first 6 hours, if there is no swelling, try putting a warm washcloth on the bite for comfort.
The last thing will be mentioned here is only “the sooner ticks are removed, the less likely they are to spread disease.”