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How to Check for Ticks: What to Do If You Find One

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Between 2014 and 2018, ticks caused medical issues for over 200,000 people in the U.S. alone.

These issues can range from allergic reactions and joint pain to fever, headaches, rashes, and more. That’s why it’s so important to check for ticks.

After checking, the next step is treatment. Many people opt for medications that come with unwanted side effects. A more natural way to boost the immune system and get rid of allergies is the Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment (SAAT). 

Read on to learn more about treating tick allergies with this unique form of acupuncture.  

How to Check for Ticks

Before we look into how you can check for ticks, it’s helpful to take a step back and look at prevention. 

To avoid tick bites — and hence, the possibility of a tick disease — make sure to do the following three things:

  1. Wear long clothes and tuck them in if you’re going on a hike 
  2. Use insect repellant before venturing into the woods 
  3. Consider buying repellant-protective clothing 

After taking those preventative measures, it’s important to check for ticks regularly after coming back from woody or brushy areas. Taking a shower shortly after a hike is one of the best ways to do that. 

How to Remove a Tick

If you find a tick after checking, then it’s important to remove it right away. 

Safe removal of a tick involves using tweezers (fingers aren’t recommended). With a steady movement that avoids twists and jerks, pull the tick up and away from your skin.

Afterward, grab some soap and water or a bit of rubbing alcohol and thoroughly clean the bite area.  

If you want to identify the tick that bit you, you can upload a picture online to pinpoint the exact species and figure out what to do next. 

What to Do After a Tick Bite

The results of a tick bite can range from fever and chills to headaches, fatigue, joint pain, rashes, and more. 

Tick bites can weaken the immune system, which can cause allergies to flood in. People often rely on medications to get rid of the allergies, but that can often lead to unwanted side effects. 

Acupuncture — and, in particular, Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment (SAAT) — provides a more natural method for relieving allergies without the nasty side effects. 

SAAT can treat allergies and sensitivities that arise from food (such as Alpha Gal), indoor/outdoor environments (such as ticks), chemicals (such as latex), and medications (such as penicillin). 

The treatment works by placing a small needle in a precise location of the ear and then allowing it to work its magic for 3-4 weeks. After that, it’s removed.

With just a single treatment, patients have reported a reduction of allergy symptoms by up to 95%! 

Treat Tick Allergies With Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment (SAAT)

Tick bites can cause allergies and sensitivities that last for weeks at a time. So, after you check for ticks and remove them, it’s helpful to get rid of the lasting allergic reactions through a natural method. 

Acupuncture Works LLC can provide that for you through Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment (SAAT). Reach out to us today to learn more. 

Meet Our Expert: Deborah Farley

Deborah FarleyFounder of Acupuncture Works,LLC in Lynchburg Virginia. Deborah is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Medicine as a Licensed Acupuncturist (L. Ac.).

She is also licensed by the State of Florida as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM). Deborah is a Diplomate of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

She graduated from the East West College of Natural Medicine with a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor’s Degree of Professional Health Sciences.

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