Oh no! You have a tick on you and it's bitten you. What do you do? Get if off of you as quickly and safely as you can.
Below is the recommended way to remove a tick.
- Use fine tipped tweezers to grasp the tick close to the skin's surface. Get as close as possible to the skin.
- Pull in a steady upward motion. You want constant force, not jerking or twisting.
- If the mouth pieces of the tick remain, try removing them with the tweezers. If you can to get them, leave them alone and let the skin heal.
- Wash the area and your hands with soap and water or an iodine scrub.
- To dispose of the tick submerge it in alcohol, placing in in a sealed bag then put into the trash, wrap tape tightly around it or flush down the toilet. Never crush the tick in your fingers.
If you develop a rash, terrible headaches or muscle aches within a few weeks see your doctor. Be sure to tell him you were bitten by a tick.
Reference and photo from: https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/removing_a_tick.html