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First aid for someone with a tick bite

If ticks are removed promptly, most bites cause no medical problems apart from some swelling and redness at the bite site.

First aid for someone with a tick bite

  1. Grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible using fine-point tweezers.
  2. Gently pull up and out. Avoid jerking or twisting the tick.
  3. Flush the area with a saline solution or clean water.

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