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Tick bites: Avoid them this summer with this simple trick

• If the worst has happened and you’ve been bitten by a tick, there are several symptomsto watch for. Often there will be a red spot or rash near the bite site, but it will usually fade after a few days and you won’t need to seek care. However, if you experience symptoms of a tick bite that don’t go away, you should contact your doctor.

• In case of TBE, it usually takes four to 10 days from the time of infection before you get sick. Some common symptoms are headaches, muscle aches, fatigue and fevers. Often, you’ll recover, but sometimes the virus can spread to the brain. At that point, symptoms will include high fevers, severe headaches, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sounds, confusion and difficulty concentrating.

• The most common symptom of Lyme disease is a red rash larger than five centimeters in diameter that appears three to 30 days after you get a tick bite. Other symptoms include fatigue, headaches and aching muscles and joints. If the disease spreads, you might experience symptoms like fevers, weight loss and temporary paralysis.

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