This isn’t the first post I wanted to do upon returning from summer camp, but one scout has already found a tick on their body. Please have your scouts do a tick check on their bodies. They will likely not feel the tick so you must inspect for it. Parents help them buy looking at places they cannot see themselves like in the hair on their heads. If you find one, here is the procedure for removing it:
– Use a pair of tweezers to pinch the tick as close to the skin as possible. Do not twist or jerk the tick out of the skin.
– Gently pull up until the skin raises a little causing the tick to hold onto the skin.
– Wait until the tick releases then kill it. If any of the head is left in the skin attempt to remove the pieces with a needle or the tweezers.
– Wash thoroughly with soap and water.
Contact you doctor if the site becomes infected or if he starts feeling sick or feverish and let them know about the tick bite.
Hope you don’t have any!!!
I will have a happier post with pictures in the coming days 🙂