Tips for tick protection If you are out and about in the spring and summer, you can protect yourself from ticks by wearing closed clothes. Uncovered skin or the clothing itself may be treated with a suitable antiseptic. Additional protection is provided by ticks and tick card. Should it ever come to a bite, the parasite can be removed quickly. High grass and bushes are best avoided. Especially in TBE risk areas: caution instead of forbearance. If walking over an overgrown field is unavoidable, clothing and skin should be checked for ticks immediately afterwards. In general, the body should be searched for any puncture after each stay in nature. Ticks prefer especially legs, forearms, genital area and head. Popular hiding places are the stomach folds, armpits, the back of the ears, the scalp and the pothole - these areas need to be checked very thoroughly. First aid with a tick bite If a tick is discovered, the following applies: Remove immediately from the skin or, if it has already bitten, go to the family doctor. With the right tool, the parasites can also be removed themselves. When removing a tick with ticks, care should be taken not to crush the animal's body, as this promotes the transmission of infectious saliva to the body. Should it come to a redness at the injection site, a visit to a doctor is recommended. It may be necessary to initiate antibiotic therapy to prevent the spread of viruses. However, mild redness is completely normal and disappears after a few days, when cooled with a cooling spray or a wet wrap.