Ticks are common throughout the United States. They live outdoors in grass, trees, shrubs, and leaf piles. Unfortunately for us, they’re attracted to people and their four-legged pets, and can easily move between the two. If you’ve spent any time outdoors, you’ve likely encountered ticks at some point. Tick bites are often harmless, in which case they do not cause any noticeable symptoms. However, some tick bites can be dangerous or even deadly. What Do Tick Bites Look Like? Ticks prefer warm, moist areas of the body. Once a tick gets on your body, they are likely to migrate to your armpits, groin, or hair. When they are in a desirable spot, they bite into your skin and begin drawing blood. Unlike most other bugs that bite, ticks typically remain attached to your body after they bite you. If one bites you, you will likely know because you found a tick on your skin. What are the symptoms of a tick bite? Potential symptoms of tick-borne diseases include: red spot or rash near the bite site neck stiffness headache or nausea weakness muscle or joint pain or achiness fever or chills swollen lymph nodes Here, a list of disease that can be transmitted to you through a tick bite: Lyme disease Colorado tick fever Rocky Mountain spotted fever Tularemia Ehrlichiosis
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