Tick Bites

Tick Bites - prevention and treatment

At certain times of the year ticks are more prevalent in the local area. Every year we get requests for "emergency" appointments because a patient or visitor to the area has been bitten by a tick. We have produced a practice patient information leaflet that may help answer questions about preventing tick bites, how to remove them if bitten and the risks of contracting lyme disease. The leaflet is available for download along with other information leaflets that may help with prevention and treatment of tick bites:

Patient leaflet Tick Bites English language

What do I need to know about ticks and tick borne diseases?

Health Protection Scotland tick bites information sheet

Wester Ross tick information


Health board public health advice

NHS Highland tick bites public health newsletter

Check For Ticks - Forestry Commission Scotland, including useful diagram of the places on the body to check for ticks


Check For Ticks - dedicated University of Highlands and Islands website:


Dr Jim Douglas is a GP based in Fort William at the bottom of the Great Glen south of us on the west coast of the Highlands. He has produced a Youtube video which has health information about ticks and lyme disease plus demonstrations of how to remove ticks from the skin:


Shorter version with advice about removing ticks safely



Pour nos visiteurs étrangers , nous avons également produit une copie de la notice patient avec la première page en français. Toutes les lecteurs avec des commentaires sur l' exactitude de la traduction ou autrement s'il vous plaît devraient pas hésiter à entrer en contact ici En Francais

Für unsere Besucher aus dem Ausland haben wir auch eine Kopie der Packungsbeilage mit der ersten Seite in deutscher Sprache produziert. Alle Leser mit Rückmeldung über die Richtigkeit der Übersetzung oder sonst sollten Sie nicht zögern, in Kontakt hierAuf Deutsch

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