Maintenance of tick and mosquito bites
Ticks and mosquitoes are frequent uninvited guests in Outdoor activities. Especially in the summer months, a lot of people pulling increased, the stitches of the blood-suckers. Health professionals explain how to best to with such a insect-handle bites.
The Mayo Clinic in the United States explained in two recent posts, how to treat insect bites from ticks and mosquitoes, and what are the symptoms of a Doctor, or a doctor should be considered.
Mosquito bites – a common summer nuisance
Everyone knows it: You sit comfortably in the evening outside and enjoy the evening hours and suddenly pecks it somewhere. Mosquito bites are in most cases harmless, but itchy bumps on the skin. The itching that drives some people really crazy.
Why itching of mosquito bites?
“The mosquito’s saliva is deposited in the skin at the site of the sting, and causing a reaction to this saliva,” says family doctor, Dr. Summer All. From the Scratching, the Doctor advises against, however. This provides only short-term relaxation. The mosquito saliva is even more and deeper in the skin distributed. In addition, the Scratching opens the door for the ingress of bacteria, whereby the stitch may ignite.
To Scratch, instead you should use, according to Dr. All better zinc albums, or hydro-cortisone creams. Also a cold compress will ease the itching. You can find more tips in the article: mosquito bite treatment, prevention, and risks.
A tick bite causes little acute complaints
Tick bites, it is often for stays in the nature. Most tick bites are painless and cause only minor discomfort, such as, for example, a skin redness or a swelling. The most dangerous thing about ticks is not your trick, but their potential as disease vectors. Some of the ticks bacteria, which can cause in humans Lyme disease or Meningitis.
How to remove a tick
A tick should be removed ASAP, after it was discovered. The longer the tick sticks to the skin, the greater the risk of a subsequent infection. Grasp the tick with fine-tipped tweezers, as close to the skin as possible and pulling the tick with a slow and uniform upward movement carefully. Rotary movements should be avoided, the body should not be squeezed as much as possible. Tools such as Vaseline or similar should be used.
Ticks can be stored in the freezer
Best if you store the tick in a small container in the freezer. If later symptoms develop, can be analyzed in the tick so to pathogens.
Care for a tick bite
After the removal, you should the Bite area thoroughly clean with warm water and soap. In the connection of the stitch should be disinfected with alcohol or Iodine.
Watch the bite site
In the next few weeks, you should keep the bite point in the eye. If a red circular rash forms around the body, this can be a first sign of Lyme disease. Such a rash is usually three to 14 days after the bite. In the case, a doctor should be consulted.
Complaints after a tick bite
It should symptoms after the tick bite and include severe headache, difficulty in breathing, paralysis or heart palpitations, should be immediately an ambulance will be called. Also in the case of flu-like symptoms, fever, chills, fatigue, and muscle and joint pain should immediately seek medical help taken. (vb)
For more information, see the article: tick bite – the Possible consequences and react properly.