Some diseases that you can contract through a tick bite include:
- Lyme disease.
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
- Colorado tick fever.
What kind of diseases can you get from ticks?
Ticks are small bloodsucking parasites. Many species transmit diseases to animals and people. Some of the diseases you can get from a tick bite are Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia. Some ticks are so small that they can be difficult to see.
Which tick is the most dangerous?
Adult brown dog ticks are about the size and color of the deer tick. The bites of brown dog ticks can be extremely dangerous to your pet: They can cause diseases like ehrlichiosis, babesiosis (a parasite infection of the blood), and bartonellosis.
When should I be concerned about a tick bite?
Make sure you see a doctor if you notice the following:
- The bite area shows some signs of infection including swelling, pain, warmth, or oozing pus.
- Development of symptoms like headache, fever, stiff neck or back, tiredness, or muscle or joint aches.
- Part of the tick remains in the skin after removal.