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How to remove a tick the right way! 3 years 11 months ago #2568

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I recently saw a report that there are more kids brought to ER for cigarette burns trying to get the ticks off than there are for problems with a tick bite.
Two of the guys went into the woods to get a better look at an Eagles nest and came out with 17 Wood ticks and a Deer Tick, most not attached but I thought I would video this one on my Brother In Law. lol
If they have been there a while they will cement themselve to you so pry up from the back end. They will also bllla all over which is a good sign you have one in your hair if you see pepper on your fingers.
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How to remove a tick the right way! 3 years 7 months ago #2652

I've heard that putting Vick's Vapor Rub on them will cause them to withdraw from the skin by themselves. Never tried it myself.
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How to remove a tick the right way! 3 years 7 months ago #2653

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Not a good idea to put Vicks on them. That gives them time to secrete their fluid into the body. Best just pull them out like the video.
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How to remove a tick the right way! 3 years 6 months ago #2654

Okay, thanks for the info. Show me chalking that one up to being an old wive's tale.
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How to remove a tick the right way! 3 years 6 months ago #2669

There are many opinions of what you can put on them to make them pull out, as well as many gizmo's you can buy to pull them. Best thing, like this video shows, is to make sure your first aid kit has a good set of tweezers in it (some come with little useless plastic ones). If you're out in the woods, you are more likely to need those than anything else in your kit. The Boy Scouts teach this method in their first aid procedures as well. Just get as close to the skin as possible and pull straight out. Pull gently and slowly to try not to break the tick's head off.

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How to remove a tick the right way! 3 years 6 months ago #2670

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Thanks SpikeOutdoors, good to hear this is the same way the Boy Scouts recommend.
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