Ticks

This information is provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  For the complete first aid guide, click here.

Use tweezers or your fingers to grasp as close as possible to the head of the tick and briskly pull the tick away from where it is attached. Call the pediatrician if your child develops symptoms such as a rash or fever.

Important note: The information contained here should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.

 

Source First Aid (Copyright © 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics)