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.
Please forward to anyone with children... or hunters or dogs, or anyone who
even steps outside in summer!!
A School Nurse has written the info below -- good enough to share -- And it
A pediatrician says she believes it's 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.
If this doesnâ€™t work you can always try the tweezers, hot match, alcohol or whatever method you used before. I will try this first, it seems much easier and less invasive.
Why let the truth stand in the way of a good fish story?
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Re:Tick removal for people and animals............
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