Symptoms of illness after receiving a tick bite can be headaches, a high temperature and chills. You may also lose your appetite, feel weak and fatigued. A serious illness that can be caught from ticks is Lyme Disease, so you really should see your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms up to a month after having been bitten.
To remove a tick, you need to grasp it with tweezers as close to your skin as you can and pull it up and out. Don’t twist it because you may decapitate it and leave the head under your skin, which could lead to infection.
There are some old wives’ tales that tell you that burning a tick, or using petroleum jelly or nail polish remover will make it release its hold on you. These methods will cause the tick pain and it is very possible it will disgorge the contents of its stomach under your skin and cause illness or infection. Once the tick has been removed, clean the affected area with an antiseptic solution.