Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
- You have symptoms of a severe allergic reaction. These may include:
Though rare, tick bites could trigger a severe reaction known as anaphylaxis. If epinephrine is available, do not hesitate to use it. Using the epinephrine auto-injector as a precaution will not harm you and could save your life. Call 911 after using the pin.
Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:
- You have signs of infection, such as:
- Increased pain, swelling, warmth, or redness around the bite.
- Red streaks leading from the bite.
- Pus draining from the bite.
- A fever.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if: