Ear infection disease is not a ticking time bomb, but if you have been diagnosed with it and it’s been a problem in the past then there are a number of things you can do to avoid it in the future.
What are the signs of ear infection?
A tick bite can also cause a sore throat, fever and sore muscles.
If you have these symptoms, see your GP.
It can also happen after a bout of pneumonia, but it’s more common after a tick or mite bite.
You can also develop a fever and a sore cough.
If the symptoms are not severe, but you are getting symptoms of a tick infection, see a GP.
What if I have a tick in my ears?
If you’ve been diagnosed, or you’ve had a tick-related infection in the last 12 months, you may not have had any symptoms.
If this is the case, there are some things you should do.
If your symptoms are mild or they are only slightly worse than usual, you should avoid tick bites.
If symptoms start getting worse, then it’s best to see your doctor.
If they have a fever, cough and sore throat and you don’t feel well, they can prescribe antibiotics.
If these are symptoms of ear infections, then you should see a doctor.
How can I avoid a tick infestation in the first place?
If your ears are infected, it’s important to take steps to protect them.
If there are ticks in your ears, you can try to make them go away by: avoiding ticks outdoors, including by using a long-handled brush or a brush you can spray directly on the skin, such as a paintbrush