Don’t let ticks come along for the ride

Steven Nichols, MD, from Aspirus Family Physicians in Wausau, WI, discusses how and where to check for ticks after being outdoors.

If you suffer a tick bite, Dr. Nichols recommends grabbing the tick as close to the head as you can and pull straight up gently with a fine set of tweezers. Check out the video to see how to properly remove a tick from your skin. If you see a bullseye-shaped rash, then you’ll want to see your physician and start talking about treatment with an antibiotic.

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