Do you know how to remove a tick in a way that will reduce your chances of contracting and infection? When you find a tick attached to you, your loved one or a pet, you may feel an urgency to remove it any way you possibly can. I know how gross those little things are and I know the anxiety that swoops over you when you realize something alive and creepy, crawly has its head burrowed into your skin.
But, removing a tick in an improper manner can cause more harm and it can actually increase your risk for Lyme disease and any of the other tick-borne diseases that tick may be carrying.
Most people have been taught how to remove ticks incorrectly. I’ve seen people recommend slathering vaseline over the tick, applying essential oils, or even taking a match to the thing. These techniques are not helpful and the match, well, that’s just downright dangerous. Smothering a tick with vaseline or essential oils or anything else will cause the tick to regurgitate its gut load of bacteria into its victim as quickly as possible before it detaches. Not good!
Please follow these steps to properly and safely remove a tick from both humans and pets. Make sure you have the right tools and never smother a tick or put any substance on the tick.
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