How to safely remove a tick:

  1. Using a pair of fine-tipped tweezers, gently grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible.
  2. Taking care not to squeeze the body, grasp the tick by the mouthparts and pull directly up and out of the skin.
  3. Once the tick has been removed, wash the area with soap and water, followed by an antiseptic.
  4. Check to ensure that no pieces of the tick have remained embedded in the skin.
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