Can a tick really paralyze a person?

Can a tick really paralyze a person?

Can a tick really paralyze a person?

Jessica Griffin, the mother, wrote on Facebook, while sharing photos of the rather large tick sealed in a plastic bag, a red bite mark on her daughter's scalp and the young girl laying in a hospital bed.

Jessica Griffin, from MS in the USA, said she did not realise anything was wrong with Kailyn until the little girl woke up last Wednesday morning. Following a CT scan and blood tests, doctors diagnosed Kailyn with tick paralysis. PLEASE for the love of god check your kids for ticks!

Griffin later shared another photo of her daughter leaving the hospital. It was unclear what type of tick bit her daughter.

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Unlike other tick-borne diseases, like Rocky Mountain spotted fever or Lyme disease, tick paralysis isn't caused by another organism living within the tick, but rather, by the tick itself. As she helped Kailyn with her hair, Griffin found a sight that greatly alarmed her. Kailyn woke up and couldn't walk! Scary is [an] UNDERSTATEMENT!

But human children are also susceptible due to their smaller body mass. Girls get tick paralysis more frequently because the ticks can easily hide in a mass of hair, according to the foundation. "It's more common in children than it is adults", she wrote last Wednesday. After the tick has been engorged for multiple days, paralysis usually starts in the lower limbs and works its way up the body, eventually affecting the respiratory system where it can become fatal. Ticks are most active from April through September, The Washington Post has reported. A nurse bathing her after she was admitted to the hospital found a tick along her hairline.

Paralysis begins in the legs, then spreads to the upper extremities.

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And last year, Amanda Lewis woke up and found that her 3-year-old daughter, Evelyn, couldn't stand no matter how hard the little girl tried, according to the La Grande Observer. Symptoms usually improve with 24 hours, according to the CDC, after the tick has been completely removed.

The best way to avoid tick bites that can cause disease is to avoid walking through or brushing against vegetation and perform daily self-examinations for ticks. Specifically, the insect's saliva releases a toxin, causing paralysis, inability to speak, and other symptoms.

"Look who is walking out of the hospital!"

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