What is Tick Removal?
Ticks are little insects that reside in the woods and meadows. As you brush through bushes, plants, and grass, they cling to you. Ticks frequently migrate to a warm, wet spot once attached to you. Armpits, groins, and hair are common places to find them. Ticks cling to your skin and start sucking blood for their diet. This is a painless procedure. The bite of a tick will go unnoticed by the majority of people.
Causes & Treatment
While the majority of ticks do not carry pathogens that cause human disease, some ticks may. These bacteria can cause the following problems:
Colorado Tick Fever
Lyme disease is a type of tick-borne illness.
Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Grasp the tick with fine-tipped tweezers as close to the skin’s surface as possible. NOTE: Using sharp, fine-tipped tweezers rather than dull, thick-edged tweezers is critical. If you mistakenly compress the tick’s body while attempting to remove it, disease transmission may occur if the tick is a carrier.
Pull up with even, steady pressure. If you twist or jerk the tick, the mouthparts may break off and remain in the skin. If this happens, use tweezers to remove the mouth parts. If you can’t get the mouth out using clean tweezers, leave it alone and the skin will mend.
After removing the tick, rubbing alcohol should be used to thoroughly clean the bite area and your hands.