Patient Comments: Ticks - Removal

Do you know the correct way to remove a tick? Please share your experience.

Comment from: Hateticks, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: June 13

I have had several ticks and have developed an allergy to them. Sadly, many medical professionals do not recognize the potential dangers of them. My side effects were vomiting dizziness, swollen throat, chest pain, and extreme itching at the site of the tick bite. I have learned about an automotive product named Aerostart. If you have a tick, you simply spray it with this product and it freezes the tick and kills it. Hence, it does not release its venom. Usually a tick will release venom as it becomes aggravated when being removed with traditional methods. If you experience any of the symptoms, please go to emergency room at your hospital. If you are allergic to tick bites, they can be deadly and you need adrenaline immediately.

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Comment from: jldegrace, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 28

I have found that putting dish soap on a cotton ball and then rubbing it all over the tick works great! The tick backs out and gets stuck on the cotton ball, so there is no worry about dropping it. Disposal is easy.

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