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Tick Removal
Tick Removal
Tick Removal

Tick remover tool: Slide the tool under the tick at the point where it makes contact with skin (Step 1), lift the hook lightly, and turn the tool 2-3 times in the same direction to release the tick OR gently pull back on the bar, using leverage to extract the tick (Step 2).

Fine point tweezers: With tweezers, grasp the head or neck (not the body) of the tick as close to the skin as possible (Step 1), and gently pull straight upward with steady traction to remove he tick from the skin (Step 2). Do not use a twisting motion with tweezers.

Courtesy of Dr. Nadine A. Vogt.

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