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Where are the ticks lurking?
It is generally believed that ticks only live in forests, and this is not true. You can also meet meadows, on low bushes, where they live on their prey, which they do not see, but sense its smell and movement. The tick bite is virtually imperceptible. A person who experiences this is rarely aware that a small parasite is on her skin. The tick immediately begins to drink blood.
Ticks don't fall from trees. They climb to a height of up to 120 cm. When they find the victim, they walk on the skin, finally find the right place, pierce the skin and let in an anesthetic substance, and with it germs. The longer they stay on the skin, the more they penetrate.
How to draw a tick? As soon as possible
The tick should be removed as soon as possible, preferably within the first few hours of the bite, when it doesn't have enough blood to drink (the tick can increase its size up to 200 times). When it is small, however, it may be hardly visible, which is why it is so important to care for systematic viewing of the body. Doctors reassure that it is usually enough to pull the arachnid around the clock from the bite, during which time the tick is usually not able to stick firmly into the skin structure and release a large amount of secretions responsible for transmitting diseases.
Not all ticks transmit disease. According to experts, about 15% of them are carriers of dangerous viruses and bacteria - especially in the Podlaskie, Warmian-Masurian and some parts of Mazowieckie, Opolskie, and Dolnośląskie. If, after a few days after removing the tick, widening redness appears, then Lyme disease is most likely infected, an antibiotic must be given. Any changes to the bite site should be consulted with a physician.