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Tick bites and how to treat them

Ticks can transmit diseases, so if you’re bitten by a tick you should remove it promptly. To remove a tick, use pointed tweezers to grasp its head and pull gently until it releases the skin.

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Avoid squeezing the tick’s body, because that increases the chances that disease-causing bacteria will enter the bloodstream. Keep a close eye on the skin around the bite, and if a rash or other symptoms develop, see your doctor.