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    Tick removal

    Got this e-mail from my bow club.has anybody tried this . With turkey season here if you get a tick try it out and rport bck how it worked. Or what other methods work well for you.

    All, Given ticks are supposed to be a real problem this year,
    thought you might be interested in below.


    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.

    Please forward to anyone with children, hunters or dogs;
    or anyone who even steps outside in summer!
    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!"
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    Tried it several times and it didn't work for me.

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    I will try it ...Thank you
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    Nail polish remover works too. The alcohol is supposed to suffocate them so they pull out to breathe.
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    You can use finger nail polish. NOT the remover. Put a dab on the tick and let dry. Tick will back out and die in short order.
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    ive read this isn't a good idea as the tick will "spit" back in to the persone while being "suffocated" just use tweezers..

    the soap trick doesn't work anyway

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    you need to watch what you put on them, some things like alcohol or a hot match after it has been blown out will cause the tick to regurgitate and you could get sick from that just an FYI
    from all that i have read you are still better off with the tweezers, i have tried the soap and it did not work for me

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    I have heard the best way is to just pull them out. As other have stated if you cover them with soap, Vaseline or what ever to get them to back out, then they will indeed spit up when they release and there spit is what transmits lyme and other disease's. They will back out with these methods but leave behind what we all fear.

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    Little bleach in bath water does it for me. Then dudes drop off like flys. Just takes a cup.

    Whirlpool juccuza will do the same thing
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    Is there a doctor in the house?
    I got this email yesterday also. I was under the impression that if you do anything to suffocate them there
    is a bigger chance you will be infected. IDK. Just what I've been told.
    I really wish the little *******s would just all die. I know too many folks that have been infected.
    The ticks are terrible this year.
    I'd like to know the fool proof way to remove them. Anybody?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Boone View Post
    Little bleach in bath water does it for me.
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    Does it cause any irritations of any kind?
    I'll do it if it's safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer58 in pa View Post
    Does it cause any irritations of any kind?
    I'll do it if it's safe.
    Been doing it for years. Im pretty ugly and not the smartest guy today. Dont think its the bleach LOL


    Irish Spring Green soap is what I use and it helps keep them off. Helps with chiggers as well. Ranch foreman told me about this and I still get a few but not very many on me.
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    Think ill stick to just pulling them off. seems to work well for me
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    The key is getting ticks off you as soon as possible. Just pulling them is the most effective. The tick vomiting into your bloodstream is not what you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyrannah View Post
    ive read this isn't a good idea as the tick will "spit" back in to the persone while being "suffocated" just use tweezers..

    the soap trick doesn't work anyway
    you have to pick your poison. take a chance with tick puke or pulling the tick off and breaking it's head off buried in your skin (which could cause an infection at the bite site).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Claydoh View Post
    The key is getting ticks off you as soon as possible. Just pulling them is the most effective. The tick vomiting into your bloodstream is not what you want.
    I watched a TV show a few years back on the PA channel.
    They interviewed a doctor that claimed if you remove the tick within 36 hours, the risk of lymes was near zero.
    If the tick remained past that time frame the tick would eventually infect you IF it was a Lyme's carrier.
    He also said not all ticks(the little black ones) carried Lyme's. Of course, you never can tell that.
    A two week course of anti-boitics should follow if you think it's been on you longer than 36 hours.
    I'll check Google and see if I can find this Dr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Claydoh View Post
    The key is getting ticks off you as soon as possible. Just pulling them is the most effective. The tick vomiting into your bloodstream is not what you want.
    ^^^^This^^^^

    Just use tweezers.

    Fire and chemicals just increase your chances of getting lymes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Claydoh View Post
    The key is getting ticks off you as soon as possible. Just pulling them is the most effective. The tick vomiting into your bloodstream is not what you want.
    Agreed. I just man up and pull

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    Found this....
    Be sure to check your hairline and waistline. Parents should check children whenever they have been outdoors. Shower using a washcloth immediately to remove any unattached ticks. Remove attached ticks as soon as detected using fine pointed tweezers or tick removal tool. Grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible. Pull gently straight out. Do not put petroleum jelly, alcohol, soap, lit match or cigarette, etc. on the tick. Any irritation might cause the tick to regurgitate the Lyme bacteria into you. Save the tick in a plastic bag or vial with a moistened cotton ball for identification and testing. After removing the tick, call your doctor promptly and consider requesting immediate antibiotic treatment. If the tick is infected early diagnosis and appropriate treatment is key to recovery. Delay will allow the infection to disseminate into tissue in the body where treatment is often less effective. Keep outdoor clothes in the garage or shed as ticks can migrate from clothing brought indoors and invade the home. You can also wash and dry your clothes immediately. Some people put the clothes in a trash bag then spray with permethrin and tie up the bag. This should kill the ticks or other insects before washing. Washing alone will not kill ticks, but a 30-minute hot cycle in a dryer will kill ticks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph McCluske View Post
    Tried it several times and it didn't work for me.
    x2. Didn't work for me either, and read it was NOT the thing to do. I have dogs and live in area full of ticks. Got a tick remover tool from vets and it works great on them and me! Mostly wood ticks around here, but they are still ticks.
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    Hopefully a doctor or someone that works in a medical lab can chime in . I thought this was a solution but not so sure now
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    Thanks for cdc reponse
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    The school nurse here in the building where I teach tried this. She read the same thing about soap or vaseline on a cotton ball. She tried it many, many times.

    It didn't work even once.

    Tweezers work every time.



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