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The Proper Way to Remove a Live Tick

It's always better to be prepared when it comes to ticks.

Ticks can be annoying and dangerous.

According to the CDC, "your goal is to remove the tick as quickly as possible--not waiting for it to detach."

Here's a video that demonstrates that technique.

There is another variation, which is not recommended by the CDC, but is instead a method using petroleum or water on a Q-tip. It's important to note that this is considered "folklore" medicine.

The CDC does not endorse this method because the objective is to remove the tick as quickly as possible. Using tweezers is the quickest way to remove a tick, but if not done carefully, it can cause the head to stay under the skin.

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The Proper Way to Remove a Live Tick