- Jan 27, 2010
- Bulldog(s) Names
- Molly, Mandy, Jesse, Yuna & Tidus
I got this email (again) today, and thought I would check on this to see if it was indeed the best way to remove ticks. Many of you may have received this email before:
Tick removal Spring will be here soon and the ticks will soon be showing
their heads. Here is a good way to get them off you, your
children, or your pets. Give it a try.
Please forward to anyone with children... or hunters or dogs,
or anyone who even steps outside in summer!!
A School Nurse has written the info below -- good enough
to share -- And it really works!
"I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best
way to remove a tick. This is great, because it works in
those places where it's some times difficult to get to with
tweezers: between toes, in the middle of a head full of dark
"Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick
with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few
seconds (15-20), the tick will come out on its own and be
stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. This
technique has worked every time I've used it (and that
was frequently, and it's much less traumatic for the
patient and easier for me."
"Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this
would be damaging in any way. I even had my doctor's
wife call me for advice because she had one stuck to her
back and she couldn't reach it with tweezers. She used
this method and immediately called me back to say,
Please pass on. Everyone needs this helpful hint.
Here is what I found on the subject at snopes.com, the topic is unfortunately, FALSE.