Re: Tick bite prevention and tick removal
The CDC advocates removing tick with fine-tipped tweezers. Grab tick as close to the surface of the skin as possible and pull it off steadily in an upward direction. Make sure not to twist the tweezer or the mouth parts may break off. Should this happen, remove the mouth parts with the tweezer; if this is not possible,clean the bite area with alcohol, iodine scrub or soap and water. Then wash your own hands likewise. Watch for any fever.
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