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How to remove a tick

How to remove a tick

Pull them off with fine-tipped tweezers? That's one way. But it sometimes results in the head getting detached under the skin. That can lead to more trouble. Try this:

A school nurse discovered a safe, easy way to remove ticks where they automatically withdraw themselves when you follow her simple instructions. Read this one as it could save you from some major problems.

Tick Removal:
Spring is here and the ticks will soon be showing their heads. Hopefully, the head doesn’t get into you. But if it does here is a good way to get them off you, your children, or your pets. Give it a try.

Please share with anyone with children, hunters or dogs; or anyone who even steps outside in summer!
A School Nurse has written the info below--good enough to share--and it really works!

"I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best way to remove a tick. This is great because it works in those places where it's sometimes difficult to get to with tweezers: between toes, in the middle of a head full of dark hair, etc."

"Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20); the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away.


This technique has worked every time I've used it (and that was frequently), and it's much less traumatic for the patient and easier for me."

If the head or mouth parts is not completely removed, it may cause infection. It's usually OK to just let nature take its course, but monitor carefully and consult a doctor if things get ugly.