Conditions + Treatments

Tick Bites in Children

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Overview

Ticks are small insects that attach their bodies onto a human or animal host.

  • Ticks live in grass, bushes, wooded areas and seashores.
  • Ticks prefer hairy areas such as the scalp, behind the ear, in the armpits and groin, and also between the fingers and toes.
  • Tick bites often occur at night and occur more in the spring and summer months.
  • Ticks can be safely removed at home if you have a pair of tweezers. If not, take your child to the nearest healthcare facility.
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