Little Girl Was Paralyzed By A Tick Hiding In Her Hair

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What Is Tick

Tick is basically a small parasite that lives in the body of mammals, birds, and reptiles and also on amphibians. It feeds on the blood of these mammals by sucking from their body. Ticks located around the whole world especially in warm and humid climates.

They belong to two major families. One of them is hard ticks that are difficult to crush and the other soft ticks. They have eight legs on their body. Ticks have four stages of their lifecycle that are an egg, larva, nymph and the last stage is when it becomes to adult. Hard ticks take minimum one year to complete its life cycle by having three hosts. Tick is a parasite that is the vector of minimum 12 diseases in human and other mammals.

What is Tick Paralyze

Tick paralyze is a tick born disease. The main cause of this disease is the neurotoxin that is produced in tick’s salivary glands. Ticks transmit its salivary glands to the human body during feeding. When toxin transferred into the body, symptoms of this disease beginning within 2 to 7 days, by starting weakness in both legs that would be the start of paralyzing and then it symptoms increased with the weakness of arms, truck and in a head within hours then lead to respiratory failure.

Little Girl Was Paralyzed By A Tick Hiding In Her Hair

Here we have one similar case of a small 3-year-old girl that become paralyzed just due to infected by the tick.

The mother of Evelyn Lewis made her daughter video in which she and her husband helping their daughter to stand up but she can not do that.

After that, they took their daughter to the emergency room where doctors were also shocked to see their daughter condition. Then they discovered a reason for her condition. When doctor combined Elvelyn’s hair, he discovered a tick in her hair. Then doctor diagnoses her with a condition that is called “Tick Paralysis”.

The doctor talked to her parents and said that in 15 years he had seen 7 to 8 children of her age that had same symptoms as she has. And they also infected by ticks. The mother of Evelyn,  Amanda Lewis wrote on her facebook.

“It can affect dogs also and can be fatal. I’m glad we took her in when we did and that it wasn’t something worse and that we found it before it got worse.”

Americal Lyme Disease foundation research says that tick paralysis attacks on muscles and a result is muscle pains and weakness of legs. And it begins when ticks attached to his host for feeding. Then during feeding toxin get into the blood of the host.

Now the good news is, Evelyn is doing much better. According to her mother that she wrote on her facebook timeline.

“she is now pretty much completely back to her feisty little self. She complains a lot about her head itching but otherwise, she’s just fine.”

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