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Tick Removal: A nurse discovered a safe, easy way to remove ticks where they automatically withdraw themselves when you follow her simple instructions. "I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best way to remove a tick. "Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tickwith 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. Please pass on.
How to safely remove a tick. A pediatrician said this is the best way to remove a tick. Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for 15-20 seconds. The tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. This technique is much less traumatic and safer.
How to Remove a Tick Safely and Quickly Soak a cotton ball in some liquid soap. Swab the tick with the soapy cotton ball several times and then hold it lightly on top of the tick so that it is touching. Within 15 seconds or so, the tick will dislodge itself and come away from the skin stuck to the cotton ball.
Tick Removal Squirt a glob of liquid hand soap to a cotton ball, Cover the entire tick with the soaked cotton ball for a full 20 seconds. The tick will cease biting, back out and will remain stuck to the cotton ball when it's pulled away. Using this method assures that the ticks head is also removed and is not accidentally left in the skin (which commonly occurs when they are "yanked" out using tweezers.
Tick Removal Read this, it could save you from some major problems. This is great because it works in those places where it is sometimes difficult to come up with tweezers. Apply a dollop of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and dab it a few seconds (15-20), the tick will spontaneously detach themselves and stick to the cotton when you take away the prop. This technique has worked every time. Pass this on to anyone who needs this handy tip.
Tick Removal - Soak cotton ball with liquid soap and hold in place. Tick will back out and be attached to cotton ball.