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 nurse discovered this 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, particularly valuable for anyone with children or dogs – also hunters or dogs; in fact for anyone who even steps outside in summer.
“My Paediatrician told me what she believes to be 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 stick to the cotton ball when you lift it away.
“This technique has worked every time I’ve used it (and that was frequently; 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 confirm it worked.”