Identifying Tick Bites



A tick bite is never something to brush off, forget about, and deal with later. Many ticks carry microbes that can cause a variety of diseases that, if left untreated, can lead to serious health problems that could potentially affect your muscles, joints, brain, heart, vision, and nervous system.

Many tick-borne illnesses can have serious consequences that alter your lifestyle and activities by limiting your mobility, cognition, and overall quality of life. Knowing how to identify a tick bite and recognizing the general symptoms of tick-borne diseases can alert you to possible health risks sooner, so you can consult with your healthcare provider about appropriate next steps as soon as possible.