Tuesday, November 10, 2009

REMOVE A TICK

Remove a Tick Feb 11, '07 5:37 PM


HERE IS A GREAT WAY TO REMOVE TICKS. It was used here in the campground this morning on a little girl. Don't know where the tick was, mother didn't know how to explain it. But it did work and with NO TEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please forward to anyone with children... or hunters or dogs, etc!!
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 it's 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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