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How to remove a Tick
If you find a tick on your or your child’s skin, remove it by gently gripping it as close to the skin as possible, preferably using fine-toothed tweezers. Pull steadily away from the skin without twisting or crushing the tick.
- Wash your skin with water and soap afterwards, and apply an antiseptic cream to the skin around the bite
- Don’t use a lit cigarette end, a match head or substances such as alcohol or petroleum jelly to force the tick out
- Some veterinary surgeries and pet shops sell inexpensive tick removal devices, which may be useful if you frequently spend time in areas where there are ticks.