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Ann-OH
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This is from the CDC and has good pictures. I don't seem to be able to copy them and bring them here. You can see them at the site below.

Ann - OH

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/lyme/ld_tickremoval.htm

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Tick Removal

Remove a tick from your skin as soon as you notice it. Use fine-tipped tweezers to firmly
grasp the tick very close to your skin. With a steady motion, pull the tick's body away from your skin. Then clean your skin with soap and warm water. Throw the dead tick away with your household trash.

Avoid crushing the tick's body. Do not be alarmed if the tick's mouthparts remain in the skin. Once the mouthparts are removed from the rest of the tick, it can no longer transmit the Lyme disease bacteria. If you accidentally crush the tick, clean your skin with soap and warm water or alcohol.

Don't use petroleum jelly, a hot match, nail polish, or other products to remove a tick.



Image courtesy of CDC, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases. [end quote}

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I think you can go to the site and copy the pictures and perhaps print it out as a poster if you are doing a Lyme disease awareness project.

Ann - OH

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 -  - Remove a tick from your skin as soon as you notice it. Use fine-tipped tweezers to firmly
grasp the tick very close to your skin. With a steady motion, pull the tick's body away from your skin. Then clean your skin with soap and warm water. Throw the dead tick away with your household trash.
Avoid crushing the tick's body. Do not be alarmed if the tick's mouthparts remain in the skin. Once the mouthparts are removed from the rest of the tick, it can no longer transmit the Lyme disease bacteria. If you accidentally crush the tick, clean your skin with soap and warm water or alcohol.

Don't use petroleum jelly, a hot match, nail polish, or other products to remove a tick.

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How'd you do that, Tree? I tried and tried.
Thanks,
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quote:
Originally posted by Ann-OH:
How'd you do that, Tree? I tried and tried.
Thanks,
Ann

Here look Ill leave out the first [ ... should look like this

[img]whatever pick you want here link[/img]

img]http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/lyme/images/grasping_tick_tweezers.gif[/img]


right click over pic select properties copy whole thread paste it in then in front put [img] and at the end put[/img]

[ 04. August 2006, 12:03 PM: Message edited by: treepatrol ]

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