A tick is a spider-like arthropod parasite. It feeds on the blood of animals and people. A tick can transmit viruses, bacteria, parasites and even poison while sucking blood. Borrelia burgdorferi, the cause of Lyme disease, is the most well-known and dangerous bacterium that may be present in a tick. This disease can eventually lead to various health complaints. A red ring around the bite area may be one of the first symptoms of Lyme disease.
Ticks live in gardens, dunes, meadows and woodland. Be sure to check for ticks after spending time outdoors. To minimise the risk of infection, ensure that the tick is removed within eight hours. Do not anesthetize the tick with alcohol or other antiseptics and do not heat the tick with a cigarette or other hot objects. If the tick is stunned or heated (with a cigarette), it goes into shock and responds by releasing pathogens into the body through its saliva. A good tick remover will help prevent the tick from passing on harmful bacteria in its saliva.
Once the tick has been removed you can disinfect the area with alcohol. Make sure to write down the date of the tick bite, the site of the bite on your body, and the area where you contracted the tick bite.
If the tick has been attached to your skin longer than eight hours, it may already be engorged. Use the Care Plus Tick-Test to immediately determine whether the engorged tick possibly infected you with the Borrelia bacteria. If your tick test was positive, if you develop a red ring around the bite area, or if you’re feeling unwell, it is important that you seek treatment immediately.
ABOUT TICK-OUT TICK-REMOVER
Have you been in the countryside? Check yourself for tick bites! If you find a tick bite, it is very important that the tick is removed quickly, safely, and in the correct manner. You should do so within eight hours, using the Care Plus® Tick Remover. The Tick Remover is supplied with two alcohol swabs for disinfecting the bite locations after the tick has been removed.
✓ Removes ticks quickly, safely, and easily
✓ Specially developed gripping jaws (for nymphs too)
✓ Minimal risk of damaging ticks
✓ Includes two alcohol swabs for disinfecting the bite location after the tick has been removed
Dimensions of packaging ( l x w x h ): 30 x 80 x 135 mm
Weight: 25 grams
1. Hold the tweezers with your thumb and middle finger and use your index finger to press on the rear end of the tweezers; the grab mechanism will now open.
2. Place the grab mechanism carefully over the tick – as closely as possible to the skin – and then allow the grab mechanism to close.
3. Then, with a few gentle tugs, pull the tick out vertically from the skin.
4. Disinfect the location of the tick bite and put the date of the bite in your diary.