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Extract Ticks With Tweezers

Posted: Friday, May 24th, 2013 at 6:25 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

After spending time outdoors, particularly in wooded areas it is recommended to check your body for ticks. Danielle Pettit-Majewski, Public Health Administrator says if you do find a tick on your body, use tweezers to extract it by getting the tweezers as close to the skin as possible and pull the tick straight out, do not twist or yank.

Some ticks can carry Lyme disease. If a tick passes Lyme disease on to a person through a bite, one telltale sign is a skin rash at the bit site that looks like a bull’s eye. Pettit-Majewski advises any one to display this rash to see a doctor immediately.