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First Aid - Tick Bites

Training Time: 15 minutes

Ticks are small insects commonly found in grassy areas pretty much everywhere in the United States. They bite people and suck their blood; while doing so, they can transmit many dangerous diseases to the person they’re biting, with Lyme disease being the most notable. In this course, you’ll learn what a tick looks like and where ticks live; how to avoid being bitten by a tick; how to inspect your body for ticks; how to remove a tick from your body if you have been bitten; first aid for tick bites; symptoms of tick bites and serious reactions to tick bites; and tips for seeking medical care after a tick bite.

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Ticks live in grassy areas and can jump onto people who are walking by.

Ticks live in grassy areas and can jump onto people who are walking by.

When ticks bite people, they stay embedded in the person for hours or days, sucking blood and possibly transmitting disease.

When ticks bite people, they stay embedded in the person for hours or days, sucking blood and possibly transmitting disease.

It’s a good idea to inspect your body after walking through an area that might have ticks and, if you do find a tick, use tweezers to remove it.

It’s a good idea to inspect your body after walking through an area that might have ticks and, if you do find a tick, use tweezers to remove it.

Learning Objectives

  • State where ticks can be found in the United States
  • Describe what a tick looks like
  • Explain where ticks are commonly found
  • Describe how ticks can make people sick
  • Explain how to avoid tick bites
  • Explain how to inspect yourself for ticks
  • Describe how to remove a tick from your body
  • List some symptoms of tickborne illnesses
  • Explain when to get additional medical assistance for a tick bite
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First Aid - Tick Bites FAQs

What are ticks?
Small insects that bite people, staying engorged for hours or days.

Are ticks dangerous?
They can pass serious diseases to people while sucking their blood.

Where in the U.S. do ticks live?
All over the United States.

What types of areas do ticks live in?
Areas with grass.

How can I avoid being bitten by ticks?
Avoiding areas where they live, wearing insect repellant, and wearing long, protective clothing.

How can I know if I’ve been bitten by a tick?
Inspect your entire body closely after being in an area where ticks may live.

What should I do if a tick has bitten me and is engorged in my body?
Use tweezers to remove the entire tick from your body, save the tick in a bottle, and contact a doctor.

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