If a tick bit you
If you are bitten by a tick, do not panic. The oil will close the spiracles located at the tick on the back of the body, and it will come out. If the tick does not come out, throw a loop of thread on it and carefully swing it out with a swinging motion. Do not take the tick with your bare hands, wrap gauze over your fingers, or use tweezers.
After removing the tick, inspect it. Has the head come off? If the head comes off, try to get it out of the wound using a sterile needle from a syringe or a regular needle that needs to be baked on fire.
Save the tick. Place it in a penicillin vial or plastic jar with a screw cap.
Lubricate the wound with iodine. Write down where and when (day, month, hour) the tick bit you.
Contact the clinic for the introduction of anti-mite immunoglobulin. Do not neglect this measure: the introduction of immunoglobulin reduces the risk of tick-borne encephalitis by almost six times! Immunoglobulin acts the more effective the earlier it is administered, so you need to contact the clinic immediately. In the evening and at night, immunoglobulin, as a rule, can be entered in the on-duty hospital. You can specify where by calling, for example, an ambulance.
After a tick bite, temperature should be monitored for 21 days, that is, measured in the morning and evening and recorded. If necessary, you will show these notes to the doctor.
If the temperature rises slightly, consult your local doctor.
In case of a sharp deterioration in well-being, immediately call an ambulance.
- It is not necessary to climb into impassable thickets of undersized shrubs without the need
- When moving through the forest, do not break branches. With this action, you can brush off ticks.
- Legs should be fully covered. Pants, a sports leotard fill in socks.
- Be sure to wear a hat, cap or shawl.
- Hide long hair under a hat.
- After the trip you need to shake off your outer clothing and underwear.
- Inspect the whole body.
- Be sure to comb your hair with a fine comb.
If you find a crawling tick, it must be burned. Ticks are very tenacious; it is impossible to crush them.
Being outside the city, in the country
- Mow grass and low shrubs
- Use repellents that repel and paralyze ticks.
You can take preventive vaccinations against tick-borne encephalitis - special vaccines are used for this. Immunoglobulin also has a prophylactic effect if it is administered once, but its effect does not last long - only 1 month.