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A helpful hint from my neighborhood HOA.

 

I’m afraid this might be something we all need before the season is over!

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.

Tick Removal:
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.

Please forward to anyone with children, 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 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 com e 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!"

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Comment by dennis angell on May 15, 2012 at 8:44pm

I have always just pulled them off . never a prob . from that . 

Comment by pilar on May 13, 2012 at 3:59pm

Gracias por la información es muy útil.

Comment by Lois - Izzi on May 13, 2012 at 12:11am

just read CDC and heading to FosterSmith....  Thanks for links Jan

Comment by Lois - Izzi on May 13, 2012 at 12:08am
another Ummmm !! i had not heard anything on removal of ticks... I've always used alcohol with cotton balls... But must say I haven't had a issue since using any type of heart meds... no tick, no feas, no worms. Interesting blog for whatever it may be worth... Jan may be correct. the blog is a human school nurse... Don't know if that equates to doodles.
Comment by Administrator Jan on May 12, 2012 at 3:27pm

Ummm, I read somewhere that the liquid soap trick is a bad idea because it can cause the tick to disgorge it's stomach contents back into the victim's blood stream.  This would include virus' the tick may be carrying (like Lyme disease).   Same reason you shouldn't use a hot match to the tick's behind.

Here's the CDC's tick removal instructions: http://www.cdc.gov/ticks/removing_a_tick.html

Here's a DrsFosterSmith.com article: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/pic/article.cfm?aid=62

A link to the "Tick Key" - a device to remove ticks you can put on your key chain: http://www.tickkey.com/  (I have one, but have not had to use it yet... Reassuring to know it's with me at all times though).

Comment by Marsha Cochran on May 11, 2012 at 8:19am

Thanks for the info - will definitely keep it handy. 

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