First Aid: Tick Bite

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First Aid:

Tick Bite

In this video, you will learn how to administer first aid to someone that has suffered a tick bite

It is not recommended that you to try to suffocate the tick with petrol, alochol, ether or any other solvent - nor that you try to burn it with a match

First aid techniques:

1 - Remove the tick

Take hold of the tick as close to the skin as possible with the help of a specially-designed tick removing tool

gradually turn and remove it

you can also use a pair of fine-tipped tweezers

Do not squeeze its body too hard to avoid the tick injecting any infective fluids into the skin

2 - Disinfect

Then disinfect the wound using alcohol or skin antiseptic

3 - Monitor

If you observe the breakout of a skin rash , spots, fever or flu-like symptoms: consult a doctor!

As certain ticks can cause a rare-but-serious disease known as Lyme disease which can be treated with antibiotics and vaccinations

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