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Tick Removal

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.

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 come 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!”

11 responses

  1. oh my goodness..puff the magic dragon lived by the sea.. haven’t heard that song in a very long time…wonderful Ed.
    Hugs Traceyxx

    May 19, 2012 at 12:36 AM

  2. Just popping over to wish you a great weekend Ed..have a good one!
    Hugs Traceyxx

    May 19, 2012 at 12:35 AM

  3. Just over for a wee visit Ed…making my rounds to everyone
    waaaaaaaaaaaaauw what a beautiful Mothers day celebration it!
    Have a good week, hugs Traceyxx

    May 15, 2012 at 2:00 PM

  4. Thanks ed
    Thanks for droping by
    Yes I had a wonderful Mothers day!!!
    Its was a sunny day but to cold to have a BBQ
    so we made .. a lamb Roast
    Have a wonderful week
    Hugs Noelle xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    May 14, 2012 at 10:10 AM

  5. Hello! I wish you a pleasant and serene weekend!

    May 11, 2012 at 3:08 PM

  6. Thats a really good idea Ed..thanks for sharing that information.
    Aot of people do not realise these bites left untreated are very dangerous.
    A friend of mine was not aware of it and now suffers from a decease caused
    by it in later stadium.

    Hope you are well…enjoying your weekend
    Much love to you Ed, and take care
    Hugs Traceyxx

    May 6, 2012 at 8:30 AM

  7. That’s great ED thank you for the advice.
    Have a Good Day

    May 4, 2012 at 4:47 AM

  8. Deb

    I’ll keep this in mind. I have dogs, though I treat them for stuff like that, as I’m sure you do too, but with all the trees around my house it is so easy for one of them bugger to get on one of us if we are not careful….Good advice, Ed.

    When I came to your blog this morning I thought. “How come I don’t get email notifications of Ed’s new posts…I’m subscribed by email.” I eve checked in my subscription list and there you are and right next to it is says “Immediately.” But do I get them?…No. So I unsubscribed, then re-subscribed just a few moments ago…Hopefully that will work.

    Thank you for the comments you left me this morning, Ed…always nice to hear from you.

    Once again, this post offers some good advice!…thanks for sharing!

    Hugs, xx

    May 3, 2012 at 7:21 AM

  9. Sounds good Ed! 🙂

    Thankfully we don’t get ticks in this part of the UK!!! 🙂

    God Bless!


    May 3, 2012 at 5:43 AM

  10. Sounds like good advice to me. Thanks Ed.

    May 2, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    • Thank you Beth for your nice comment, and yes, it does work….. painless!

      May 2, 2012 at 9:38 PM

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