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Tick-borne disease: an unwanted holiday souvenir?

Perhaps the most nevystrčíte the nose of the air-conditioned offices of his car and vypolstrovaného city apartment. During the summer season, but maybe look into the nature and the real possibility that it was a holiday or vacation you bring unwelcome "souvenir": tick-borne encephalitis and Lyme borreliosis. What to do in such a situation?

What we should not forget when we catch a tick on holiday

Tick ​​is needed as quickly as possible to remove: With each passing hour, the tick stays tucked in our skin, increasing the risk of transmission of serious infections. If we are not out in nature and to remove ticks we have the correct equipment (disinfection, tweezers), dial tick in the worst case, only your finger. I fallback solution is better than a long several hours of delay, which remains the tick tick.

Place a tick is to remember: In case of infection Lyme borreliosis after a few days or even weeks can place a tick appear enlarging red spot, which is a clear sign of infection. If you notice such spots, visit your doctor as soon as possible.

Against klíšťovce is better to vaccinate: Unlike Lyme borreliosis us on tick-borne encephalitis infection does not notify any growing red stain. Therefore, if you are not vaccinated against tick-borne encephalitis, we each summer flu (malaise, headache, fever, loss of appetite and vomiting) can be considered as a possible manifestation of this dangerous disease. Doctor when visiting forget to point out that we in the past days or weeks should tick. The sooner you can diagnose the disease, the easier it will follow treatment.

And finally, we should not forget that even if klíšťovku can find out in time, the treatment may not be at all easy. Unlike Lyme disease tick-borne encephalitis can not be treated with antibiotics even after several weeks of treatment in hospital patients often remain long-term consequences of the disease. Therefore, it is very best to remember before leaving for summer vacation complete vaccination klíšťovce.

Source: Tick

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