Ticks are small insects that suck blood (human and animal). Because they are so small – around the size of a pinhead – they are barely visible to the human eye. If you get bitten by a tick, contact your doctor for evaluation. In the meanwhile, follow some basic guidelines on tick bite treatment. Find out the top 10 symptoms and treatments of tick bites.

1. Pain

Experiencing pain around the area of the tick bite is by far the most common symptom associated with tick bites. Even though the initial bite may not hurt or be felt, the moments that follow typically cause some degree of discomfort. Most people describe the sensation as irritation. In the worst-case scenario, an allergic reaction may occur, causing pain not only in the area surrounding the bite, but also the muscles and joints of the body. If you experience such pain, contact your doctor as soon as possible. Treat the pain by rubbing the area with rubbing alcohol. Wear gloves so you don’t spread pathogens from the tick to your hands.