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6 Comments for the Tick Removal Home Remedy

Old Beachcomber

Use a lit cigarette and hold the hot end close to the tick, just enough to make it uncomfortable for him but not close enough to burn yourself. They will release you and back out on their own, which you MUST do with ticks.
Do not as one person here said and try to get them off with a credit card, or any other method of forcing the tick out phicicaly. They attach themselves by their mouth parts and if they get broken off in the removal process it will most times cause an infection.
This also works good for blood suckers, leeches, etc.

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kbot

You must be crazy! Every web site out there tells yo NOT to use a cigarette. This does not work and likely you will burn your dog. Bad advice.

Jennifer

DO NOT DO THIS! IT MAKES THE TICK SICK AND IT WILL VOMIT GERMS INTO YOUR BITE THAT IS ALREADY OPEN. IT WILL MAKE YOU VERY SICK!

Anonymous

I know someone who did this to a child!! It burned her skin! This is the most ignorant way I have ever heard of to remove a tick!!! Use tweezers and get close to the skin, pull in a slightly sideways motion! NO HEAT!! ABSOLUTELY NO CIGARETTES!!!!!

Anonymous

A cigarrette? Really? That is crazy talk.

Anonymous

NO!!!!!!

Anonymous

NO!!!!!

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