Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.
Tick bites are usually harmless, but it’s still important to know how to avoid and treat bites, and what to do after visiting an area where ticks are present.
Lyme disease is caused by bacteria transmitted in a tick bite however, the types of tick that carry the bacteria have not been found in Australia.
Insect bites and stings
Most insect bites will clear up in a day or two, although some people can have severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). Learn more about insect bites and how to handle allergic reactions.
Not feeling well? Use the healthdirect Symptom Checker to better understand your symptoms and get advice on when to seek medical attention.