How to Easily Remove a Tick

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.

Great tip for anyone that is a hunter, has dogs, or anyone who even steps outside in the summer!!

A School Nurse had written the info below -- good enough to share -- And it really works!! My friend Dee passed it along to me.

This 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 15-20 seconds.
  • The tick will come out on its own, and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away.
This technique works every time, and it is less traumatic, then the normal, digging it out method.

Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this would be damaging in
any way.

She even had her doctor's wife call her 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 her back to say, "It worked!"

Thanks Dee for the advice. Any other tips anyone wants to share please email me, keep the comments, and ideas coming!

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