Tick Removal

In the event you discover a tick attached for your skin, there is no need to panic. There are many tick removal devices on the market, but a plain set of fine-tipped tweezers will remove a tick fairly successfully.

Tick Removal

How you can remove a tick

1.Use fine-tipped tweezers to hold the tick as close to the skin's surface as you possibly can.

2.Pull upward with steady, even pressure. Do not twist or jerk the tick; this can cause the mouth-parts to break off and stay in the skin. If this occurs, remove the mouth-parts with tweezers. If you're unable to remove the mouth effortlessly with clean tweezers, leave it alone and let the skin heal.

3.After the tick removal process, completely clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol, an iodine scrub, or soap and water.

If you develop a rash or fever within several weeks of removing a tick, see your doctor. Be sure to tell the doctor about your recent tick bite, when the bite occurred, and where you most likely acquired the tick.