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Health Tip: Ticked Off

How to remove ticks

(HealthDayNews) -- After trampling through wooded areas, make sure you inspect your body for ticks, advises Lifespan Hospitals.

If you spot a tick, here's what to do:

  • Tug gently but firmly with blunt tweezers near the "head" of the tick until it releases its hold on the skin.
  • Don't crush the tick's body or handle it with your bare hands.
  • Swab the bite area with an antiseptic.
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