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    DefaultThank goodness for Guthrie!

    Well, yesterday we went out to cut down out Christmas tree. When we got home I set it up in the garage in the stand and crammed under it to get it watered.

    Last night I noticed that the side of my head was sore. I thought maybe I had poked it when I was getting the tree put up.

    This morning there was an area that was swollen and it was now throbbing. Upon closer inspection it was a deer tick. My mom attempted several times to remove it with a tweezer until I remembered the tick Key I had bought for Guthrie. I had never used it.

    Well, it worked like a dream! Pulled the darn thing out perfectly!

    Get out and get yourself a tick key! I don't know what I would have done without it this morning.

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    Oh, ick, a tick on your head!! Thank goodness for that tick key!
    Jackie, Champ, and Buddy

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    Glad you got it!

    I have removed a baby tick from hollow of the knee, on myself once. I'm so glad I had Emma's tick tweezers!
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    I have one in the car and one in the house! LOL!

    They work good dont they.

    Are you ok from the bite? Did you go to the dr?

    Courtney, Bogey and Calli

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    Off to google Tick Key. I haven't ever seen a tick on Cinnamon or Cierra. We did have them in our yard in the past but that was probably 20 years ago.
    Karon and Cinnamon

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    YUCK!! Glad you found it....and got rid of it. I had a tick on my back shoulder blade once. It's gross.

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    Good use for the tick key. Was it a deer tick or a dog tick? If it was a deer tick, don't forget to go to the doctor.

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    Ouchhh id have freaked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Callaway View Post
    I have one in the car and one in the house! LOL!

    They work good dont they.

    Are you ok from the bite? Did you go to the dr?
    Aside from a very sore head I am feeling fine. The bump(size of a quarter) is actually my scalp being swollen...not the tick... it was not engorged at all. So I figure it just attached recently and if that is the case it is unlikely to have had time to transmit anything. Even if it was attached for a period of time I understand that only about 50 % of deer tick carry lyme. Because of that they really don't treat you unless you have symptoms...sometimes they recommend one dose of doxycycline as prophylaxis if it is within the first 72 hours of removal. So might check with the doc tomorrow to see if he thinks it is necessary.

    Yuk! Ticks!

    "Was it a deer tick or a dog tick?"
    Deer tick. I can't remember the last time I have seen one of those plain old dog ticks. We used to get them all the time as kids.
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    Ewwww

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