What are they - signs of a bite of an encephalitis tick?
Tick-borne encephalitis is very dangerousan infectious disease that affects the gray matter of the cranium - the brain. Since this is an infection, the causative agent is the tick-borne encephalitis virus. In the human body, it falls through the bite of an ixodid mite. It is interesting that the mite does not become infected, but "protects" the disease for mammals: predators, rodents, insectivores and, of course, humans. In this article we learn about what are the signs of a bite of an encephalitic tick, and also tell about the rehabilitation after such a bite.
When summer comes and the season of holidays comes,every person just needs to think about their own safety, because the mites do not slumber! Together with the warm sun they go out on the "warpath" against the man. If an ordinary tick is a clear cause of inflammation and suppuration of the skin, then encephalitis is generally a deadly danger! The fact that his bite leads to paralysis of certain limbs, to the defeat of gray matter and even to death. The symptoms of a bite of an encephalitis tick differ markedly from those of its usual fellow. In order not to get into a mess, you need to know them and be able to distinguish. This and do.
- First, a person is suddenly affected by a sudden chill. Then it is replaced very quickly by an increased body temperature (38-40 degrees). Remember that the first signs of an encephalitis tick bite are very similar to the symptoms of the flu.
- The next stage is severe headaches, nausea or vomiting. At this stage, these symptoms can be confused with food poisoning.
- After a while, headaches changean ache in bones and joints (as with arthrosis and arthritis). The breathing of a person is difficult, the motor activity becomes limited, the face and skin near the place of the bite noticeably turn red.
- Then the virus begins to slowly destroy the human brain. If no measures are taken in time, the consequences will undoubtedly be irreversible.
What should I do if a tick bites you?
It is clear that the arachnid is not written,It is contagious or not. Wait, when the primary signs of the bite of the encephalitis tick begin to appear, just to accurately determine it, in no case be impossible! There can be only one recommendation: if you find yourself (or your friend) tick, immediately consult a doctor! It is the doctor who will be able to correctly remove the parasite, determine its variety, investigate it and, if necessary, prescribe to you a timely treatment.
Treatment after a bite of an encephalitic tick
As such, antiviral treatment is not yetinvented. The current therapy is to eliminate all the major pathological processes of this disease. In any case, the victim immediately hospitalized in a hospital. Therapy is performed with the use of glucocorticosteroids, as well as other symptomatic drugs.
The prognosis will depend on the time of contact with the doctor, the nature of the disease and the physical condition of the patient himself at the time of encephalitis infection.