How To Remove a Tick

How To Remove a Tick

Spring is here and the ticks will soon
be showing in heads. Here is a good way to get them off you, your
children, or
your pets Give it a try. Please forward to anyone with children... or
hunters or
dogs, or anyone who even steps outside in summer!! A School Nurse has
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 some times 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
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. Unless someone is
allergic to soap, I can't see that this would be damaging in any way. I
even had
my doctor's wife call me for advice because she had one stuck to her
back and
she couldn't reach it with tweezers. She used this method and
immediately called
me back to say, "It worked!"

Please pass on. Everyone needs this
helpful info!

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7 years 34 weeks ago, 1:15 PM


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Join Date:
Jul 2009
Payson, UT, United States

Very helpful information. When we lived in the Philadelphia area, ticks were a consistent problem, year after year, and led to some very serious medical problems.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
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