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News1990April › Lyme disease and tick bites: › April 1990

Lyme disease and tick bites:

Some advice from one reader about getting ticks off the skin

Some advice from one reader about getting ticks off the skin. She says that ticks should be removed only with tweezers or some similar device, and by grasping their heads. Never squeeze or rub an attached tick, as it will regurgitate its stomach contents into the bite it may have already made. So that should be incentive enough to reach for those tweezers.


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