Tuesday, February 7, 2012

How to Remove A Dead Tick

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ticks are vectors for pathogens such as Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain fever in humans, several of which can give serious consequences. So, it is great to move out a tick, whether it's dead or alive, as speedily as potential.

Tips on How to Remove Dead a Tick

  • Because the tweezers might touch an open wrapped, sanitize them using rubbing alcohol.
  • Using the tweezers, hook the skin on either side of the tick, then force the tweezers away. It's potential that the tick is not yet dead, and if this is the case, it will come off itself once sufficiency pressure is used to the area around the skin, according to Lymesite, a Lyme disease hold site.
  • If the tick is dead or it doesn't come away, touch it with the tweezers by pressing them as close to the point of attachment on the skin as possible, digging the tick near the involved mouth parts. Be careful not to crush the body or head, as this can force more toxins into the bloodstream.
  • Force outward with sure force. DO NOT twist the tweezers, as this also may force more fluids into the skin or result in more mouth parts being left behind.
  • Clean your hands with soap and water so that you do not infect the hurt.
  • Clean the wound with soap and water. The CDC says not to be scared if mouth parts are left behind, as Lyme disease cannot be expressed this way.
  • Disinfect the tweezers applying the alcohol.
  • Place the dead tick in a clean, marked glass jar if you fear that it may have carried Lyme disease. Label the jar, including the date you marked the tick and the location where you believe you found the tick.
  • Send the tick to a lab for disease testing. Several private labs specialize in this, and public-health labs perform testing (see Resources).
Things You'll Need :

•Rubbing alcohol
•Soap and water

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