There are lots of ticks about in the long grasses at the moment. Be ALERT for them. They can look like a black pinhead or bigger if they have had a feed. They can often be found in the warm folds of your armpit, groin, backs of knees, hairline. Remove them carefully
- Use a fine-tipped tweezer or a tick-removal tool – pharmacy, vets, on-line
- Grasp the tick as close to the skin as you can
- Slowly pull upwards but not squeezing or crushing the tick
- Clean the bite with antiseptic or soap and water
You DON’T need to see the GP unless:
You get a rash often around the site anywhere up to 3 months following the bite
You start to feel unwell with temperature, shivers, headaches, muscle and joint pains, tiredness and loss of energy.