Corpus ID: 1181928

Tick removal.

@article{Gammons2002TickR,
  title={Tick removal.},
  author={Matthew Gammons and Gohar A. Salam},
  journal={American family physician},
  year={2002},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={
          643-5
        }
}
Many methods of tick removal that have been reported in the literature have proved to be unsatisfactory in controlled studies. Some methods may even cause harm by inducing the tick to salivate and regurgitate into the host. Ticks are best removed as soon as possible, because the risk of disease transmission increases significantly after 24 hours of attachment. The use of a blunt, medium-tipped, angled forceps offers the best results. Following tick removal, the bite area should be inspected… Expand
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