Care Plus Tick Out - Tick Remover

£3.99

Ex Tax: £3.33

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Product Code:
CP 38395
Brand:
Care Plus

Description

The Care Plus Tick Out – Tick Remover provides a safe and reliable way to remove ticks found biting on you, your children, or even your pets. There are a number of different types of ticks and each has different stages of its life-cycle; the tweezer jaws of the tick out are specially designed to grip and remove all ticks, even those in the smallest nymph stage of their development. Included with the tick out are two alcohol wipes which can be used to disinfect the site of a bite after removal of the tick.

- For safe and easy removal of ticks
- Tweezers work with all ticks including nympths
- Two alcohol wipes included in pack


If you have been bitten by a tick then you may wish to use a Care Plus Tick Test for advanced warning of the possibility of Lyme Disease – the test is done on the tick, not you, so keep the tick in a small container or zip-lock bag (and freeze if necessary).

Details
EAN code                         : 8714024383910
Dimensions (pack)           : 18 x 80 x 176 mm
Dimensions (tick out)       : 95 x 16 x 12 mm
Weight                              : 25 g

Tick Removal – General Information
Care Plus suggests that if a tick is removed within 8 hours of biting then the risk of infection is lowered; however, the sooner the tick can be removed the better.

Many people will suggest that a tick can be quickly and easily removed either by smothering it with Vaseline (or some other thick cream), burning it off with a cigarette or lit match, or by anaesthetizing it with alcohol – all these methods will cause the tick to go into shock and regurgitate some of the consumed blood into its host, greatly increasing the chances of passing on Lyme Disease or other infections.

The Tick Out is designer to remove a tick with the minimal amount of damage to that tick – this decreases the chances of shock or regurgitation and therefore keeps the risk of Lyme Disease to a minimum.

If bitten by a tick it is sensible to record the date of the bite, the location of the bite on your body, and the geographical location where the bite was received. Lyme symptoms can take, in certain cases, many weeks to materialise and this information will be of great value to your doctor in determining the cause of your symptoms and treatment for such.

Lyme Disease
Lyme Disease is the most common illness that can be passed on by ticks. Lyme Disease is found throughout Europe, North America, Russia, China and Japan and can lead to serious health problems.  The main areas of Lyme risk in the UK are the New Forest, Thetford Forest, Exmoor, Dartmoor and large parts of Scotland.

There are three stages to Lyme disease:

1. In 35-50% of cases, a red ring-shaped rash (Erythema migrans) appears at the site of the tick bite, generally this will occur within three weeks. This rash slowly ex­pands, fades in the middle and then disappears.

2. During the second phase, flu-like symptoms appear: headaches, exhaustion, pain in arms and legs. These symptoms will also disappear on their own accord.

3. During the last phase, often months after the bite, joint pain, cardiac arrhythmia and nervous system disorders can occur. The effects of these can impact upon the rest of your life.

There is no vaccine against Lyme disease. That is why it is so important that you remove the tick safely and quickly – within 8 hours if possible. Treatment is most successful if started immediately after identifying the tick bite.  

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