How can tick bites be prevented?

  • Avoid areas such as forests or fields where ticks are found.
  • Use insect repellent containing DEET on the skin, and permethrin on the clothes.
  • Wear long-sleeved clothing that fits tightly around the wrists, waist, and ankles.
  • Check twice daily for attached ticks and remove immediately.
  • Dry clothing at high heat in a tumble dryer.

By: DermNet

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