Successful Tick Removal

Hydrogen peroxide and a cotton ball can safely remove a tick.
By Norma Hebel
June/July 2012
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It’s best to remove ticks from clothing before they latch onto your skin.
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A method I have used to successfully remove a tick is to saturate a cotton ball with hydrogen peroxide, cover the tick with the cotton ball and hold it there for a minute or two.

When I remove the cotton ball, the tick will have backed out, head and all.

Norma Hebel
Quincy, Illinois








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