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Tick Paralysis

The females of ticks produce a neurotoxin that can cause paralysis in children. This paralysis is ascending, which means that it starts in the lower body and goes up. Victims develop an unsteady way of walking followed by lower extremity weakness that moves up to the upper limbs. The paralysis can cause loss of respiratory ability and because of that ventilator assistance can be required.

 

Symptoms: 5 to 7 days after the tick bite

-          Fatigue

-          Flacid paralysis

-          Tongue and facial paralysis

-          Convulsions

 

Death is also in this case a possibility!!!

Treatment: removing the entire tick on time!