Show Me A Picture Of What Tick That Is Embedded Looks Like?

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A picture of an embedded tick can be found here - www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2007/08/01/health/adam/2060Tickim If you have been bitten by a tick then you need to remove it as soon as possible because tick bites can cause a number of illnesses including Lyme disease and spotted fever among a few.

There is a method and a few processes you should go through when removing a tick from your skin. Firstly you will want to find the head by looking at it very carefully. You can determine this by finding the smallest area on the tick. You should get help from a friend or family to remove it if the tick is somewhere on your body that is not easily reachable to you such as your neck or your back. It would be best for you to use a magnifying glass so you’re completely sure of where the head is because it is important that you pull the tick out from where its mouth is attached to your skin. If you don’t do this correctly and pull it from other areas of its body then it could burst and lead to further problems.

To remove the tick you should use a pair of tweezers with a pointed edge. Once you have clasped onto the head of the tick you will want to slowly and cautiously pull out the tick while holding onto it firmly. After you have freed your skin of the parasite then you must wash your hands with soap and water.

Looking at the tick after you have removed it will give a good indication of how long it has been embedded in your skin. For example, if it comes out quite flat then it generally means it has not been in your skin for long, however, if it looks rather engorged then it probably has been feeding on your blood for a significant time. An illness will be likely to start one day after the tick has bitten you, so it is important to consult your doctor straight away.

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