Tick removal

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by gcarlin, May 29, 2007.

  1. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

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    Please forward to anyone with children, grandchildren or hunters, etc!! thanks!

    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 let it stay on the repulsive insect for a few seconds (15-20), after which 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 ad
    vice 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.
     
  2. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    excellent advise Brother! Very helpful information. Reps to ya Brother!!:big_smile:Tried givin ya reps it wouldn't let me but still I thinks it's a fantastic and valuable post!
     

  3. dewboy24us

    dewboy24us New Member

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    its always nice to have another way to get rid of the little pest.
     
  4. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Grandpa used to light a matchstick, blow it out, then stick it to the tick, he would pull out everytime.
     
  5. Hope

    Hope New Member

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    Never heard that before, Greg. We always did like Teas said, usin heat, but this sounds alot safer and less traumatic... thanks!
     
  6. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    you might want to read what snopes has to say about that.
    http://www.snopes.com/oldwives/tick.asp

    yes its that time of the season once again and those little rascals are going to be out in full force.
     
  7. Gob

    Gob New Member

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    Thanks for that information. I've found a couple of them so far this year just turkey hunting.
     
  8. STUMPKNOCKER

    STUMPKNOCKER New Member

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    Good advice, hope i dont need to use it. hate ticks, and redbugs
     
  9. jga

    jga New Member

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    Thanks for the info. That might come in handy someday. An old trick I have used before is to put a glob of vasaline directly onto the tick. This is done to sufficate them because they breathe through their bodies. They should release themselves in a short time.
     
  10. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

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    ANYTHING FOR MY FAMILY OF BOC MEMBERS!!