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How to Remove Ticks

Learn how to safely remove a tick that has attached itself to your child's skin.

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-With trips into the forest or high grass, ticks can bite both children and adults. Tick bites occur most commonly in the northeastern and midwestern parts of the United States. The tick can wander around on the skin for many hours before attaching itself. Be sure to check your child for ticks at least once a day, particularly in the spring and summer. Here we see a tick that has attached itself. It buries its head into the skin. This is a smaller tick that has attached itself to the back. Ticks should be quickly removed when discovered. You may use a tweezer to pull the tick out. There may be slight bleeding after removing a tick.