The greatest activity of ticks is observed in the period "spring-summer" and is maintained until the middle of autumn. Infected mites are carriers of dangerous to human diseases.
When a mite is found on a person's body, immediate measures should be taken to remove it, since even non-contagious individuals of the parasite can cause serious damage to health.
The right way to get a mite
With the use of oil
Any oil solution (be it vegetable oil, Vaseline or cream) treats the affected area of the skin, including the insect itself. After a minute, with two fingers, tuck the tick's body, tilting it on its back, and pull it sharply..
You can get the tick by using a cotton swab. Having saturated it with a fatty composition, rotate around the clamped mite until it separates independently from the skin. This is due to the fact that the mite relaxes its proboscis for a while, since the airways are filled with a fatty solution.
It is important that the insect be removed completely, as it is often possible to pull only his torso, and the head remains in the wound, causing severe irritation on the skin.
You can get rid of the parasite at home using tweezers. Before this procedure, the bite site should be treated twice: before and after tick removal.
Using a thread
It is necessary to take a thread about 20 cm long, fold it in half, pull the mite's loop and, making swinging and untwisting movements counter-clockwise, try to get an insect. To reduce pain before the procedure, you can lubricate the affected area of the skin with oil, and after removing the mite, it will correctly treat the skin with iodine.
Using a soap solution
Cotton swab should be moistened in a strong soap solution and attach to the sucker. After a while, without squeezing the cotton wool from the parasite, start turning the insect counter-clockwise. With a superficial lesion of the skin, the tick quickly emerges outward. In case the parasite drank deeply, the cotton swab should be held and rotated longer..
In a medical institution
If you are near a medical facility, it will be more reasonable to remove a tick from a specialist. Home methods are not always effective, and delaying with removal of the parasite is highly undesirable: the virus released insects, penetrates into the blood gradually, and the sooner the help is given, the smaller the proportion of the infection will get organism. The doctor will correctly and without detriment to the patient's health carry out the extraction of the tick.
How to get the head of a tick?
It happens that only a part of the tick can be extracted, while the head of the arthropod remains deep on the skin. How to pull a tick in this case?
In order to get the head of the parasite, you need a needle or pin, pre-calcined above the flame. Removing the remainder of the insect is necessary in the same way as an ordinary splinter.
What to do with the extracted insect?
The extracted parasite should be destroyed: it is best to burn or crush, clutching paper or cloth, since the liquid contained in it can, during crushing, fall into small cuts or scratches on skin.
If the insect was extracted alive, it should be placed in a sealed container and taken to a medical laboratory for analysis.
How to safely protect against ticks?.
Before visiting green areas (park, forest, places with dense thickets of grass), you should limit the number of unprotected places on the body. It is desirable to choose clothes with a hood and long cuffs, it should fit tightly to the body and cover it as much as possible. Open areas of the body should be treated with antisecticides that are freely sold in pharmacies.
After returning home, you should carefully examine yourself: pay close attention to that part head, which is covered with hair, ear concha and inguinal area - favorite suction points ticks.