Small insects, which are rarely larger than 5 millimeters, can cause major problems in the human body.
These parasites “get” into humans or any higher mammals – dogs, cats, livestock or even birds and reptiles.
They are especially attracted to soft and moist skin, so that in humans they can be caught on the skin of the armpits, tendons, skin of the stomach and behind the ear.
How ticks are removed
When removing the tick, you must be very careful so that the remains of the body, more precisely the feet, do not remain on the skin. When removing the tick, be sure to use gloves, as this will prevent further infection.
Ticks are removed as follows:
- Take the pliers which is clean and disinfected.
- Carefully place the pliers firmly near the tick head.
- Bring it to skin level and only then lift it out of the skin.
- Remove the tick without shaking.
- Do not squeeze the tick or touch it with your fingers – this will further increase the potential for infection.
- Rub the bite area with antiseptic or alcohol in order to prevent bacterial infection.
Prevent the bite
As with all diseases, special risk groups are children, the elderly and those with weakened immunity.
Such people need special care when staying outdoors. It will be desirable to avoid areas where there are foci of ticks, especially during the summer months.
If you decide to go for a walk in nature, wear clothes that kiss the body.
Wear hats in the shape of a cylinder or hood, while the end of the pants is inserted into socks so that you are sure that no part of the skin remains uncovered.
You can also apply insect repellents.