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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Shooting Jack, Mar 13, 2008.

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  1. Shooting Jack

    Shooting Jack Active Member

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    Tick Removal

    I had a pediatrician tell me what he believes is the best way to
    remove a tick. This is great, because it works in those places where
    it's sometimes difficult to get to with tweezers: between toes, in the middle of a head full of dark hair, etc.


    Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the
    soap-soaked cotton ball and let it stay on the repulsive insect for
    a few seconds (15-20), after which the tick will come out on it's 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, "It worked!"



    Please pass on; everyone needs this helpful hint.
     
  2. RogerNRA

    RogerNRA TS Member

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    Thanks for the tip. I hate thoes things...................Roger
     
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  4. Shooting Jack

    Shooting Jack Active Member

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    This information was in a school newsletter so I assumed it to be correct. I have never tried it and hope I never have to. But I will if I get the opportunity to. Jackie B.
     
  5. kenf

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    Guys,

    I have tried this trick and it does in fact work. The tick was starting to dig in and came right out.

    ken
     
  6. need to shoot more

    need to shoot more Active Member

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    a dab of vasaline will also work, good for the dog too anything to prevent the filthy thing from breathing.
     
  7. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    I was told a blob of Ben Gay or Vicks Vaporub will work like this too
     
  8. Haskins Bill

    Haskins Bill TS Member

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    Thanks and a hat tip from Bill
     
  9. Ljutic111

    Ljutic111 TS Member

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    Wish tips like that were available when my kids were young and we were taught to use a hot butter knife .
     
  10. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    All good ideas, I wish I'd known them as a young hunter.
     
  11. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jack. My dogs pick up a few of those vermin each year, sounds like a good way of dealing with the problem.
     
  12. Frank C

    Frank C Well-Known Member

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    Read the snopes report of this........claims it is false!!!
     
  13. Gary Waalkes

    Gary Waalkes Well-Known Member

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    Best outdoorsman tip I ever got came from a green beret - "don't fry bacon naked". You don't have to check with Snopes on that one.
     
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