This is a picture of a tick's mouth parts. A tick's mouth is designed to embed itself into your skin without you feeling it. Here is what happens when a tick bites you. Once it bites, it begins to release a chemical that numbs your skin so that it can remain there for as long as possible. The longer it stays attached the more bacteria and disease it can spread. In order to remove an embedded tick, you should use fine tipped tweezers. Grasp it as close to your skin as possible and pull it straight up. DO NOT TWIST! You do not want that thing remaining inside you. Once it's removed you should clean the area with soap and water. The best way to avoid a tick bite is to avoid heavily tick infested areas. If that is not an option, wear long pants and sleeves and use an insect repellent containing DEET.
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