If you do end up getting bitten by a tick and find it attached to you, it’s very important that you don’t immediately tear it off and destroy it. Take a deep breath, remove it carefully (tweezers are useful) trying to make sure you get the head out, and store it in a plastic bag or take a photo so you can identify if it is a deer tick.
You can simply google image search, or you could use an app on your phone, such as TickID. If it is a deer tick, don’t hesitate to go in to see your GP. They can inspect the bite, observe you to see if you have any symptoms, and, if they think you have possibly been exposed to Lyme, get you tested or prescribe a course of antibiotics.
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