A doctor specializing in otolaryngology has published a video through her TikTok account, dra.oido, where she removes a tick from the inside of a patient’s ear.
According to what was commented by the specialist, the 32-year-old patient went to see the health professional claiming that she had the sensation of a slight noise inside her ear.
According to what was commented by the specialist doctor, this was the only symptom that the young woman presented. Continuing with the story of the doctor, when introducing the camera to verify the state of the eardrum, he noticed the presence of the tick inside the ear canal.
The specialist proceeded with the extraction of the tick from the patient’s ear using a suction cannula so that the patient would not be bothered as much during the procedure.
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What are the risks of ticks for humans?
According to the Medline Plus site, the hard and soft bodied females are thought to produce a poison that can cause tick paralysis in children.
Most ticks do not carry disease, but some carry bacteria or other organisms that can cause:
- Colorado tick fever
- Lyme’s desease
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever
These and other diseases can cause damage to the heart, nervous system, kidney, adrenal glands, and liver, and can lead to death.
What to do in case of a tick bite?
In the event of a bite, classic methods such as removing the tick with oil or burning it are not recommended, as they facilitate the spread of pathogens that they may harbor.
On the contrary, its removal using fine-mouthed forceps is recommended, preferably by healthcare professionals. If the tick is still alive, a safe removal must be ensured, immersing it in alcohol for example, to avoid contaminating it, and never crush it with your finger.
After removing the tick, the area must be washed with soap and water and, if any change is observed in the skin of that area or symptoms such as fever appear during the following days, it is necessary to see a doctor.