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Old 07-03-2018, 10:33 AM
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Indeed, alpha gal allergy is a real deal. This brings up the question, would you rather an anaphylactic allergy to a tick or hypersensitivity to red meat?

I, for one, would choose the former. Gotta have the red meat

On the bright side, the dreaded red meat allergy does wear off after ahile
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:47 AM
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Sounds like a diet plan I need to look into...
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Old 07-03-2018, 01:38 PM
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If you do get a tick biting you, don't pull it out. Get some Vaseline and coat the tick with a glob of it. That covers the tick's breathing holes and it will let go.
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Old 07-03-2018, 02:16 PM
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If you do get a tick biting you, don't pull it out. Get some Vaseline and coat the tick with a glob of it. That covers the tick's breathing holes and it will let go.
After it regurgitates inside of you increasing the likelihood of infection, sure, it will let go.
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Old 07-03-2018, 02:29 PM
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I've always heard the best way to remove ticks was with tweezers, as close to the head as possible:

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Begin by getting a good view of the tick. This may involve using a mirror and parting your hair.
Using your tweezers, grasp the tick as close to your skin as possible. Don’t use too much pressure. You don’t want to squish or crush the tick.

With the tick firmly in your grasp, pull it straight upward with even pressure and speed. If the tick breaks, make sure to go back into the bite area and remove the rest of the tick’s head.

After removing all of the tick, clean the bite area, tweezers, and your hands with rubbing alcohol. If you don’t have rubbing alcohol, use soap and warm water.

Place the tick in a jar and keep it. If you start experiencing symptoms, you may need to bring the tick to your doctor’s office.
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Old 07-03-2018, 02:31 PM
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After it regurgitates inside of you increasing the likelihood of infection, sure, it will let go.
Not necessarily. And it's a far sight better than trying to use tweezers or fingers, and leaving the ripped-off head inside your skin.
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Old 07-03-2018, 02:37 PM
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Tweezers suck. Tick Twister works like a charm every time and is so easy even a kid can do it properly. Come to think of it I should put one in my bag right now!

No fate could be worse than an allergy to steak. I’d have to give away my grill, I couldn’t even look at it anymore if that happened.
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Old 07-03-2018, 02:59 PM
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Treat clothes, shoes, socks, bag with premethrine, treat skin with picardin. And always always always check yourself as best as you can.
That's exactly what I do. Deet also works fairly well, but inferior to these too imo.
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Old 07-03-2018, 06:14 PM
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If you do get a tick biting you, don't pull it out. Get some Vaseline and coat the tick with a glob of it. That covers the tick's breathing holes and it will let go.

This is bad advice.

Do not do this.

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Old 07-03-2018, 06:29 PM
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I've always heard the best way to remove ticks was with tweezers, as close to the head as possible:
A cig or small flame always works but a good mix of essential oils is the only thing that has kept me tick free for 2 seasons.

Terasheild from doterra is what I use but easy to make your own.
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