Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Medical | By Vicki Mclaughlin

Mom Warns of Ticks After Child Woke Up Unable to Walk

Mom Warns of Ticks After Child Woke Up Unable to Walk

Although it is rare, tick paralysis is important to recognize because it can be fatal or almost fatal.

The video was watched about 22 million times and shared more than 600,000 times before a doctor at the hospital she had been admitted to found the tick in her scalp.

A 5-year-old girl in MS was paralyzed for over a day from a tick bite, an unusual case highlighting the importance of protecting against insects as peak biting season begins.

Fortunately for Kailyn, she made a quick recovery and is now something of a social media star, Jessica's post having gotten tens of thousands of Facebook reactions and shares.

"As soon as her feet hit the floor, she fell", Griffin told local news outlet Mississippi News Now. Initially, she brushed it off by saying that her daughter's legs were sleeping. She uploaded the picture of the bag and her daughter who was admitted in the hospital. Griffin urged in her Facebook post.

The mother said she noticed the tick when she went to brush Kailyn's hair.

She walked from hospital after the treatment. Medical officials began to investigate to see what was wrong with Kailyn.

"After tons of blood work and a CT of the head [doctors have] ruled it as tick paralysis!"

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The symptoms can occur five to seven days after the tick starts feeding.

Kailyn Kirk, 5, who is recovering from a case of tick paralysis. It can manifest as fatigue, numbness and an increasing inability to move, according to the foundation.

The doctors said the child would return to normal between 12 and 24 hours, and sure enough, after 12 hours, Kailyn was back to her usual self.

"Now I know I'm not the only one out there that hasn't ever heard of TICK PARALYSIS!"

A MS girl is lucky to be alive this week after contracting a rare tick-borne disease that temporarily cost her the ability to walk, Yahoo News is reporting. Griffin wrote, including a raised hands emoji. PLEASE for the love of god check your kids for ticks! Ticks are most active from April through September, The Washington Post has reported.

Memphis-based lawn care company TruGreen released a list of cities in the United States that are most affected by ticks.

The paralysis is more common in animals, which are unable to check themselves for the ticks.

Every year 30,000 Americans are infected with Lyme disease.

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