Tick Removal: A Step-by-Step Guideenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-tickRemoval-enHD-AR1.jpgBoy, your child's freckles really stand out in the sun — yikes, that one is actually a tick! What should you do?tick removal, removing ticks, how to remove a tick, lyme disease, lime disease, dogs, dog, woods, camping safety, hiking safety, tick-borne infections, tickborne infections, bull's-eye rash, bulls-eye rash, bullseye rashes, tick bite, alcohol swab, deer tick, deer ticks, ixodes, CD1Infectious Disease, CD1Infectious Disease, CD1Primary Care05/19/200301/10/202001/10/2020Michelle M. Karten, MD05/14/2019d05e81da-6bd5-405c-b0a8-c2bf8a6f81f9https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/tick-removal.html/<p>You just found a tick on your child! What should you do?</p> <p>First, don't panic. It's true that <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/lyme.html/">Lyme disease</a> is the most common tick-borne disease in the United States. But your child's risk of developing Lyme disease after being bitten by a tick is very low.</p> <p>To be safe, though, you'll want to remove the tick as soon as possible. The risk of infection rises 24&ndash;48 hours after the tick attaches to the skin.</p> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/tick-bites-sheet.html/"><img class="right" title="Tick Bites Instruction Sheet" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-tickBites-enBT2.gif" alt="Tick Bites Instruction Sheet" name="3291-P_TICKBITES2_ENBT.GIF" /></a></p> <h3>What to Do</h3> <p><strong>Step 1:</strong> Use tweezers to grasp the tick firmly at its head or mouth, next to the skin.</p> <p><strong>Step 2:</strong> Pull firmly and steadily until the tick lets go of the skin. Do not twist the tick or rock it from side to side. If part of the tick stays in the skin, don't worry. It will eventually come out on its own.</p> <p><img class="center" title="Diagram shows how to remove a tick from skin using tweezers, then placing tick in a bag" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/illustrations/tickRemovalA-415x233-enIL.png" alt="Illustration" /></p> <p><strong>Step 3:</strong> Release the tick into a jar or zip-locked bag.</p> <p><strong>Step 4:</strong> Wash your hands and the site of the bite with soap and water.</p> <p><strong>Step 5:</strong> Swab the bite site with alcohol. Then, call your doctor, who might want to see the tick. Sometimes, doctors prescribe a preventive dose of antibiotics for kids at high risk for Lyme disease.</p> <p><strong>Note:</strong> Never use petroleum jelly or a hot match to kill and remove a tick. These methods don't get the tick off the skin, and can make it burrow deeper.</p> <h3>When Should I Call the Doctor?</h3> <p>Call the doctor right away if your child has:</p> <ul> <li>a red-ringed rash or skin that's red and irritated</li> <li>flu-like symptoms</li> <li>joint pain or a swollen joint</li> <li>facial paralysis (can't move areas of the face)</li> </ul> <p>Other conditions can also cause these symptoms. But having your child seen early means that if it is Lyme disease, treatment can begin quickly.</p>Extracción de una garrapata: Explicación paso a pasoPero para estar seguro, quítele la garrapata lo antes posible dado que el riesgo de contraer una infección aumenta entre las 24 y 48 horas posteriores a que la garrapata se agarra a la piel del niño.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/tick-removal-esp.html/364332c1-d29e-413a-90e8-43010c829c23
Bug Bites and StingsGenerally, insect bites and stings are harmless. Find out how to keep pests from ruining your fun.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/bug-bites.html/3b3949de-2ab8-470e-871d-35c8e648835d
First Aid: Tick BitesSome ticks carry harmful germs that can cause disease. Find out what to do if your child is bitten by a tick.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/tick-bites-sheet.html/60eb3782-4786-4aae-a948-2b7e3be3264d
Hey! A Tick Bit Me!A tick attaches itself to the skin of a person or animal and sucks blood. If you have a dog, it may have picked up a tick before! Learn more about ticks in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/tick.html/5c7ade05-a711-4084-ad09-760d2c5e60b2
How Can I Prevent Lyme Disease?Does the thought of Lyme disease make you worry about enjoying the great outdoors? Here's some information to help you lower your risk for Lyme disease.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/lyme-risk-teen.html/692e7f8c-853a-4401-893e-3410bd447471
Lyme DiseaseThe best way to prevent Lyme disease is to prevent tick bites. Find out more about this disease and how to keep those ticks away.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/lyme-disease.html/5507f2c4-2853-46bd-8f22-271a0e8241a9
Rocky Mountain Spotted FeverRocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a disease caused by a bacteria that is carried by certain types of ticks. Learn about the signs and symptoms of RMSF and tips for preventing infection in this article.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/rocky-mountain.html/d58c1ada-a37c-4a27-a1e8-dbb16646e278
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