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Tick Removal

For anyone who has children or hunters or dogs or anyone who even steps outside
this summer!!

A pediatrician said she believes this is the best way to remove a tick from the body.

This is great, because it works in those places where it’s sometimes difficult to
get to with tweezers:  between the 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 and its much less traumatic for the patient.  Unless someone
is allergic to soap, this would not be damaging in any way.

This process will assure you that the head of the tick comes out of the skin too!
So many times, when using tweezers, you will detach the body and the head remains in
the skin which will become infected, at the very least!

Please pass this on to everyone who needs this helpful hint.

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  1. DeadRooster Says:

    NOW you tell me! I had a tick bury itself into my arm a few years ago and had to have some of it surgically removed. I hate those things!

    Now, I live in Southern California and we don’t get many ticks here (luckily). I will pass this on to my Wisconsin friends, however.

    Thanks for the tip!

    DeadRoosters last blog post..A Two-Pronged Barbecue Fork Right in the Eye

  2. Linda Says:

    WOW! They are not the friendliest animals. you are welcome for the tip!

    Lindas last blog post..Tick Removal

  3. noelevz Says:

    Very informative post on those pesky ticks! 🙂 Now I know what to do to them. Thank you so much for visiting my site! 🙂

    noelevzs last blog post..The Largest Man Made Art in the World!

  4. Linda Says:

    You are more than welcome. Come back again!

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  5. Brad Says:

    Talk about getting “ticked off!”

    Do you have quite a few ticks down there, Linda?

    I know what they are, having lived on Grampa’s ranch in California for awhile, but I don’t think I’ve ever even heard of one up here in Western Washington.

    But it will be a good thing to know if I ever run across one.

    Thanks!

    BTW, being as green as you are, just wondering if you’ve ever been to Seattle. Green is one thing we have plenty of up here! 🙂

    Brads last blog post..Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less, Why Wait?

  6. Linda Says:

    Yes! we do… it is not unusual for hunters or fishermen to have fun with these little varmits! No, I can honestly say I have not been to Seattle. I hear that it is very beautiful up there!

    Lindas last blog post..Respect the Force of Nature

  7. workshops Says:

    Garlic is good for tick control. Eat lots of garlic and the ticks won’t bite. Dogs love garlic too.

  8. Linda Says:

    Hi Workshops … I never heard of dogs eatin garlic but hey, I have a cat. do you think they will eat it as well?

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