Step 1: Stay calm and act quickly
In the event of a tick bite, it is important to stay calm and react quickly. Tick bites are unpleasant, but in most cases they are no cause for concern. However, it is advisable to act quickly because ticks can transmit pathogens such as Lyme disease or TBE (early summer meningoencephalitis).
Step 2: Remove the tick correctly
The tick should be removed carefully and thoroughly to minimise the risk of infection. This is where our TICK tick tweezers come in, specially designed to safely remove ticks. It is precisely crafted and the curved tip allows for easy and complete removal of the tick. If you are out in nature for a longer period of time, e.g. on a hike, it is advisable to have the tick tweezers and an antiseptic wound spray with you so that you can react quickly.
Step 3: Using the tick tweezers
Disinfection: Before removal, disinfect the area around the tick bite with an antiseptic. This will reduce the risk of infection.
Grasping the tick: Hold the tick tweezers as close to the skin as possible and gently grasp the tick as close to the head as possible, not the body.
Even pressure: Apply even pressure and pull the tick out slowly and straight up. Avoid squeezing or twisting the tick as this could allow pathogens to enter the body.
Careful inspection: After removing the tick, check that the head has been completely removed. If parts of the tick remain, use the tweezers to remove them as well.
Re-disinfect: Disinfect the bite site again to prevent possible infection.
Step 4: Observation and precaution
After removing the tick, you should observe the bite site closely over the next few days. If there are signs of infection, such as redness, swelling or fever, seek medical help immediately.