Ticks, tiny mites that flow on blood to survive, can attach themselves to any host: wild animals, domestic pets and even people. Once a tick impounds to the skin of its host, it will take three days to finish feeding. If you, your children or your pets have dropped any amount of time in a tick infested area, which is most often near the woods in a rural area, regular review of the body is crucial. Removal of ticks must happen as soon as possible to cut the odds of getting illnesses such as Lyme Disease that makes skin, muscles and even the nervous system.
- Stream rubbing alcohol into a jar with a lid. This will be applied as a receptacle for discarding the tick once it is removed from the skin. You should proceed the tick for a few days so you can take the mite to the vet or doctor if the affected animal or person gets sick.
- Place on rubber gloves to limit your contact with the tick. Use the pincers to grab the tick as close to the host's skin as potential without pinching the skin. Apply soft pressure and pull the tick out slowly. Be careful not to jerk the tick out haphazardly as this can cause the mouth parts to stay embedded in the skin. Those parts may require a medical procedure, such as a simple outpatient surgery, to remove. Not removing the mouth of a tick can answer in inflammation of the skin, excessive itching and possibly infection.
- Wash the affected area with antibacterial soap and water. Rinse well.
•Jar with lid