Have you ever suffered a tick bite? Do you know how actually a tick bite look like or want to know about some of the best remedies in order to get rid of it? If yes! Then do read the article below and be aware of things you actually want to know.

How Does A Tick Bite Look Like?

Ticks are actually small, blood sucking bugs which can range in size from as small as a pin's head to as large as one eraser. The different kinds of ticks can range in their color from shades of brown to reddish brown or black. Ticks grow in size as they suck more blood.

Tick mostly prefers warm and moist areas in the body to bite. Once any tick gets on your body, they are likely to move to your armpits, hair or groin and when they are in a desirable spot, they bite in to your skin and start drawing blood from you. Unlike most other bugs, tick remains attached to the body even after biting you.

Tick bites are known to cause infection and make you suffer from several kinds of illnesses such as Lyme disease, Rocky mountain spotted fever, African tick bite fever etc.
Sometimes a tick bite may occur without even the person knowing, as the bite may be nearly painless. However, in most of the tick bites, there may be a slight swelling and redness which is the common sign of a tick bite. However, other bloodsuckers also cause such swelling and redness at the site of the bite. One may also experience symptoms of headaches and joint pain after a tick bite.

In order to know if it is a typical tick bite you must look closely to the site of bite which may be red and circular patch that is generally raised. One of the most distinguishing features in a tick bite is that there would be a tiny dot in the center where the tick is connected and made the tick bite. It could immediately itch after the bite or the reaction could take few hours before occurring. You must recognize the mark on your skin and know about the tick bite so as to take necessary steps to get rid of it.

Why is it Important to Recognize A Tick Bite?

Though tick bites may not always be dangerous, it is essential for you to recognize a tick bite. This is because:

  • Some ticks carry disease which can be passed on to humans and animals. Lyme disease, African tick bite fever etc are some of the diseases caused by tick bites.
  • Recognition, especially knowing the kind of tick that bit is mostly essential in order to prevent unwanted diseases brought about by the tick bites. Your doctor can administer proper medication without any trouble once the type of tick is known.

Remedies to Get Rid of A Tick Bite

Remedies to Get Rid of A Tick Bite:

  1. Citrus Fruits to Get Rid of Tick Bite:

    Citrus fruits such as lemon and oranges contains abundant amount of citrus which can help you in tick bite. All you require to do is prepare natural repellent oil from these fruits. Just take out peels of these citrus fruits and boil them. Then let it naturally cool down and apply it on the affected area.

  2. Aromatherapy Oil:

    Aromatherapy oil such as cinnamon, basil, lemon, lavender, cedar and pennyroyal are known to be the natural repellent for ticks and can also help get rid of tick bites. In order to remove ticks, prepare a mixture of any three aromatherapy oils. Mix one drop each of the three oils you have chosen and pure almond oil. Stir this well and soak a cloth in it. Wrap this cloth on the affected area.

  3. Rose Geranium Essential Oil:

    Rose geranium essential oil is known to be one of the most popular tic repellents. In order to make use of this remedy to get rid of tick bite, just add 20 drops of rose granium in three tablespoons of almond oil and mix this well before applying a few drops on the affected area.

  4. Apple Cider Vinegar Can be Useful Remedy to Get Rid of Tick Bite:

    ACV or Apple Cider Vinegar is known to be beneficial for removing ticks from body. You need to prepare a spray using ACV. Just pour 8 ounce of ACV in a bowl and add 4 ounce of warm water in it. Stir this well adding half teaspoon of salt and half teaspoon of baking soda. Fill this solution in a spray bottle and make use of it on the affected area.

  5. Garlic:

    Garlic is also known to be an essential remedy for getting rid of tick bite. So you can use this excellent home remedy in case you have signs and symptoms of a tick bite.

  6. Vaseline:

    Vaseline is very simple remedy to be applied on the tick bite area which helps in removing the ticks as well as keep away from infection.

  7. Baking Soda:

    Baking soda can be used as a remedy to get rid of tick bite and also kill the ticks. You can make a paste by adding little quantity of water in two tablespoons of baking soda and apply it directly on the problematic area.

  8. Clove For Tick Bite:

    Clove is known to be anti-inflammatory and also have anti bacterial properties which aid in killing ticks. You can prepare a spray using some peppermint oil, clove extract and water and make use of the remedy on the affected area.

  9. Mouth Wash as a Remedy to Get Rid of Tick Bite:

    Mouthwash can actually be a great home remedy to pull out ticks and also help treat tick bite. Just pour some mouthwash on a tissue paper and a cotton ball and place it on the tick bite area of the skin. You would surely find positive results from this remedy.

  10. Turpentine or Gasoline:

    Turperntine or Gasoline is also an effective remedy against ticks. You need to pour two tablespoons of gasoline in a container and then dip a cotton ball in it and place it on tick over the skin. With this ticks feel suffocated and easily can be removed with the help of tweezers within 3 minutes.

  11. Cinnamon Oil:

    Cinnamon oil is known to be very useful for getting rid of ticks. All you need to do is apply some cinnamon oil directly on the tick bite area. Cinnamon oil works as a natural repellent against ticks. Cinnamon oil works as a protecting shield against ticks on your skin. You can simply rub the oil on the skin. You can also add 80 drops of cinnamon oil in one ounce of water and fill the solution in a hose sprayer. Gently spray in the lawn to keep away from ticks.

  12. Mint:

    Mint not only provides a cooling sensation, but also is a very effective remedy for getting rid of ticks on humans. Simply blend two lemons with 10 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or ACV and around 10 mint leaves in warm water and allow the mix to settle. Then apply the extract on the tick in order to extract it.

  13. Alcohol:

    One more home treatment to get rid of tick bite is alcohol. Usually rubbing alcohol is known to e the preferred deterrent in case of tics. However not all skin types are tolerant to this. So, create a milder yet effective blend by mixing equal proportion of lavender oil, eucalyptus oil and lemon oil in a 1:2 blend of pure alcohol and water. Then simply spray this mix on the skin where tick bite has occurred for removing the tick and infection.

  14. Benefits of Coconut Oil in Getting Rid of Tick Bite:

    Coconut oil is known to have a lot of internal health benefits. It is also known to be an effective repellent of mites, and also sorts of insects. You just need to apply coconut oil in purest form over the tick bite so as to see the tick fall off immediately leaving behind no infection or rashes.

  15. Brewer's Yeast:

    Yeast and garlic is the perfect combination for getting rid of not just ticks but also most of the parasites from the body. Just take 3 tablespoon of natural yeast and add sufficient amount of cloves of garlic or garlic powder and consume it for keeping ticks at bay.

  16. Rosemary:

    Rosemary is a common herb which is found in almost every household and can be used effectively to repel ticks as well. Just boil the rosemary leave in water along with few lemon peels and rub the extract on the place where tick bite has occurred.

Conclusion:

So, above we discussed about some of the remedies to get rid of tick bite. Hope this was pretty beneficial for you. However be sure that it is essential for you to visit a doctor in case you find symptoms of tick bite and get it properly diagnosed and take the necessary medical treatments so as to keep away from dangerous diseases which may be caused by tick bites.

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Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD, FFARCSI

Last Modified On: July 10, 2017

Pain Assist Inc.

Pramod Kerkar
  Note: Information provided is not a substitute for physician, hospital or any form of medical care. Examination and Investigation is necessary for correct diagnosis.

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