– by Daniel Summers, M.D., F.A.A.P
You may have already noticed ticks on yourself, your child or your pets.
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
The recommended way of removing a tick is to grasp it as close to the skin as possible with a pair of tweezers, and pull gently at a 90-degree angle to the skin. It is not recommended to try smothering them with Vaseline or singeing them with a blown-out match.