3. Flu-like Symptoms

Some people may develop flu-like symptoms after being bitten by a tick. In most cases, tick bites are completely harmless and do not cause symptoms. In some cases, however, tick bites may cause allergic reactions, as well as infections. As a result of a tick bite, you might experience symptoms typically associated with the flu, including fever, chills, and a headache. If you notice a tick on your skin, one of the best removal methods consists of rotating the body of the tick with your fingers (gloved) until the tick lets go. Afterward, wash the area with soap and monitor symptoms closely.