Tick Removal

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by mmckee1952, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. mmckee1952

    mmckee1952 Banned

    Tick Removal

    A 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.

    Spring is here 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 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.."

    Also, if you just pull a tick off, their heads sometimes break off
    and are left under the skin so this is much safer. Be aware

    also that a tick with a white speck on its back is a Deer
    Tick, these can cause Tick Fever so check yourself and
    your family good if you see any of these!

    "Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this
    would be damaging in any way.
    Please pass on. Everyone needs this helpful hint.
  2. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    We don't have them to bad in my area thankfully.

  3. artbrownsr

    artbrownsr New Member

    Same up here Austin. They have them in South East(Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, all along the inside passage) where the weather is like Seattle. South Central and north, Anchorage through Fairbanks and beyond is too cold for too long ticks, fleas etc are not able to survive in the wild. That however does not say any thing about folks bringing them with them into the populated areas and keeping them going in their own houses. We will be watching anyway! mmckee1952, good article!