We all know what ticks are and what they can do. They are usually found on our pet, such as dogs and cats, but can also be found on our patios, gardens or fields. They can be a source of many infections and diseases, but they are widely known for spreading Lyme disease.
Lyme disease is one of the most dangerous for humans, caused by Borrelia, a bacterium that can live inside ticks and diseases can be transmitted to us. The disease starts with a rash, known as erythema migrans or bull’s eye with no itching or pain. Other symptoms may include headache, joint and muscle pain, facial paralysis, neuropathy, heart affection, memory loss, etc. This can be a very serious disease if left untreated. So it’s time to learn how to keep them away and remove ticks once and for all.
While some people are using different methods such as removing them with tweezers, rubbing soap or oil, here is a simple and effective trick, passed through generations.
How to remove ticks using only salt?
Although it is best to see a doctor, in order to eliminate it under aseptic and sterile conditions, and to check whether you need further treatment or prophylaxis, if you are camping, or if you can not see your doctor at right away, you can try this effective trick.
Just a pinch of salt and a cotton is needed. All you have to do is sprinkle a little salt in the area where the tick is attached and cover the spot with a wet cotton. Wait about 20-30 minutes, and the tick will come out by itself.
It is very important not to throw the removed tick, but to put in a box or plastic bag and take it to the lab to test for infectious tick-born disease, because they are not only carriers of Lyme disease, tick can be vectors of encephalitis as well.
And here’s a trick on how to make ticks stay away from you and your pets
If you desperately want to go camping with your partner or friends, but you’re afraid you’ll get a tick bite, this is what to do:
Put a cup of water to boil, then add 25 grams of cloves. Boil for about 15 minutes. After that time, turn off the fire, and when is cooled completely add two tablespoons of alcohol. Put this mixture into a spray bottle and spray your body with this liquid before leaving. This is not only tick repellent, but also mosquito.
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