Jun 28, 2023

Largs Medical Group issues advice on tick bites for summer

As the good weather continues, people are taking to the outdoors to enjoy everything that Largs and the surrounding area has to offer.

But walking in certain areas and bring a risk of being bitten by a tick - so Largs Medical Group has issued advice on how to deal with the bites as the height of summer approaches.

Ticks are small, spider-like creatures that feed on the blood of birds and mammals, including humans, and bites from them should always be treated with caution.

A spokesperson said: "To remove a tick, use a fine toothed tweezer to grip the insect and pull it away from the skin without twisting or crushing the tick.

"Wash your skin with water and soap afterwards, and apply an antiseptic cream to the skin around the bite.

"Contact your GP if you develop a rash or experience flu-like symptoms after being bitten."

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