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Any remedy on TICK removal?

Postby jomatt » Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:32 pm

We have just got home from Barrington Tops. We all went bushwalking and when showering that night discovered that we all had at least one or two ticks. They were all removed by my husband with a pair of long nosed pliers, except our 6 year olds. She had a tick behind her right ear and when he went to get it out she moved and it's body broke away from the head. We took her to GP who said it will come out by itself. It doesnt seem to be infected but very itchy. I had peroxide in our first aid kit which i put on straight away. Any suggestions????? :?
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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:48 pm

If the GP said its ok should be ok. Only way I know to get rid of em is while their still ticking.... :*** ... you put kero on them, and if that doesn't work, burn them (after you wipe the kero away :lol: ) and they pull out themselves.
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Postby jasonb » Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:26 am

yep what he said :+
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Postby stevo. » Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:27 am

yeah we get plenty of these little bush ticks, only way i know is to pull them out with tweezers, and have always turned them clockwise while pulling and always seems to work, and yeah they itch for days.
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Postby Fonty » Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:53 pm

Yeah make sure you turn them after either burning or tipping some sort of alcohol on them to stun em. Leeches can just be stunned and pulled out but you need to turn the ticks as they can break off if you don't and that can be dangerous.

Did you work out to wipe off the kero after a bad experience ozzy? :armsup
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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Sun Oct 14, 2007 1:19 pm

Fonty wrote:
Did you work out to wipe off the kero after a bad experience ozzy? :armsup


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Nah, I've never had one thankfully. Mates wife was pulling one out of his head, soaked it in kero... not working, so she goes and gets a box of matches :lol: He did a bit of jumping up and down when he saw that :mrgreen:
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Postby jasonb » Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:01 pm

it would make them easier to find i spose if his hair was gone :*** :***
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Postby jomatt » Sun Oct 14, 2007 4:54 pm

Thanks for the advice. Her head looks much less red today. Not sure how she would have gone had i have tried to burn the tick though! Lol!! At 6 she is petrified of anything and everything. Will pack a pair of tweezers in the old first aid kit though. The husband's long nosed pliers did the trick at the time though!!!!
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Postby Derek Bullock » Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:59 pm

One of the best things is a spray of Aeroguard or Bushmans. After a little while they will usually fall out.


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Postby Cruzin » Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:56 am

Try This little beauty

It was a big hit at the Aust Camper Trailers Owners National Meet held last week at Copeton Waters.

It worked for man and dogs and any other animal there.

http://www.otom.com/homepage.htm

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Postby jomatt » Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:23 pm

Thanks for that great product. I am sending my husband to our local vet in the morning to see if they sell them. I will be buying a pack - one for the camper and the other for home. Thanks heaps. :+
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Postby aggysaunt » Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:22 pm

We found that we had some ticks hitch-hiking with us after our North Qld Trip recently.

I found this http://www.tickalert.org.au/removal.htm very informative. It provides advice opposite to what has been suggested here.

Our GP concurred with what it says.
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Postby Derek Bullock » Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:28 pm

aggysaunt wrote:We found that we had some ticks hitch-hiking with us after our North Qld Trip recently.

I found this http://www.tickalert.org.au/removal.htm very informative. It provides advice opposite to what has been suggested here.

Our GP concurred with what it says.


Thanks for that. I always believed that the deet in Aeroguard and Bushmans was good. Now have a change attitude.

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Postby CCC » Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:16 pm

excellent site thankyou aggysaunt, I'm printing and adding to my creepy crawly book

and very handy item to carry in first aid kit and car thankyou cruzin


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Postby Kramer » Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:23 pm

That is a good idea CCC I have never thought of that, my missus is a nurse and we have every conceivable thing in our first aid kit even down to stitching kits (don't laugh we have come close to using it before) but we don't have a bite or bug treatment book I will collate one for myself now too.
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