A tick can transmit viruses, bacteria, parasites and even poison while sucking blood. Borrelia burgdorferi, the cause of Lyme disease, is the most well-known and dangerous bacterium that may be present in a tick. This disease can eventually lead to various health complaints. How do you remove a tick? Calm and carefully and with the Care Plus tick pliers. Removing a tick is easy, fast and safe with the Tick Remover.
ALWAYS CHECK FOR TICK BITES
Have you been out in the countryside, garden, dunes, meadows or woodlands? Check yourself or each other for tick bites! If you have been bitten, it is very important that the tick is removed in the correct manner. Do this as quickly as possible, in order to prevent becoming infected with the Borrelia bacterium (Lyme disease).
RECOGNIZE A TICK BITE
The larva of a tick is smaller than a millimeter and can hardly be seen with the naked eye. Yet it can also bite. So look closely and carefully at your body. After a bite, a red bump often occurs.
Usually the tick has been properly grafted and you can still find it on the spot of the bite. The tick can be swollen by sucking up blood. Ticks always search for a good place to bite. So it may be that you find a tick on your skin that has not yet bitten.
HOW TO REMOVE A TICK
To minimise the risk of infection, ensure that the tick is removed within eight hours. Do not anesthetize the tick with alcohol or other antiseptics and do not heat the tick with a cigarette or other hot objects. If the tick is stunned or heated (with a cigarette), it goes into shock and responds by releasing pathogens into the body through its saliva. A good tick remover will help prevent the tick from passing on harmful bacteria in its saliva.
Once the tick has been removed you can disinfect the area with alcohol. Make sure to write down the date of the tick bite, the site of the bite on your body, and the area where you contracted the tick bite.
ONLY REMOVE TICKS WITH THE RIGHT SUPPLIES
Use the Care Plus® Tick Remover or Tick-Out Ticks-2-Go. The Tick Remover is supplied with two alcohol swabs for disinfecting the bite locations after the tick has been removed.
Instructions Tick Remover
1. Hold the tweezers with your thumb and middle finger and use your index finger to press on the rear end of the tweezers; the grab mechanism will now open.
2. Place the grab mechanism carefully over the tick – as closely as possible to the skin – and then allow the grab mechanism to close.
3. Then, with a few gentle tugs, pull the tick out vertically from the skin.
4. Disinfect the location of the tick bite and put the date of the bite in your diary.
FIRST AID WITH TICK BITES
Remove the tick preferably within 8 hours after the tick bite; to minimize the risk of infection. Only after removal of the tick, you can disinfect the bite with alcohol. If you want to be sure you are not infected by a tick, contact your general practitioner for info.