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1 Tick Removal on Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:14 am

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Spring will be here soon and the ticks will soon be showing their
heads. Here is a good way to get them off you, your children, or your
pets. Give it a try.


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 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 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.
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 hint.

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2 Re: Tick Removal on Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:47 am

Good tip I never heard of that

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3 Re: Tick Removal on Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:48 am

nice tip i'll try that this summer cus im sure we will all be getting some..

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4 Re: Tick Removal on Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:32 am

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hmmm thanks man, I will give it a shot after mushroom hunting this year lol


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