Tick bites are a risk for any person or animal spending time outdoors in North Carolina. Many diseases are spread by these small bloodsucking parasites, such as Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and tularemia.
- Tick Bites (MedlinePlus)
- Ticks and Lyme Disease (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Insect Notes (NC State University, Department of Entomology)
- Preventing Tick Bites (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Safe Use of Insect Repellents (North Carolina Health and Human Services)
- Tick Bites, First Aid (Skinsight)
- Tick-Borne Illness (NC Department of Epidemiology)
- Tickborne Diseases of the U.S. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Ticks and Lyme Disease: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention (U.S. Food & Drug Administration)
Managing Tick Related Diseases can be a confusing experience for newly diagnosed patients and their caregivers. To learn about the specific kinds of providers that might make up your health care team, as well as the services, programs, support groups, and organizations that can help you manage, visit the Managing Tick Related Diseases page.
These sites allow patients to discuss their experiences with illnesses, treatments, and other health matters. Any information or opinions posted are those of the forum users themselves and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.
Mobile apps and tools can provide you with easy-to-use information and resources that can serve as one part of your overall strategy to become and stay healthy.
The TickApp provides tick-related information, including identification, biology, prevention and protection, removal, and control and management. Free. Mobile website.
Resources selected by Allison Matthews, SEAHEC Medical Library, New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Last reviewed January 30, 2019