Last Modified on Jun 22, 2014
Have you or your pet been bitten by a tick? Anyone walking through woods, fields, or even your own backyard can be bitten by a tick and later find the parasite embedded in your skin. Fortunately, a few natural home remedies can help you to remove the tick without causing a further infection or pain.
CAUTION: With any tick bite, you need to be cautious that the tick was not infected with Lyme Disease. Watch for the characteristic bullseye appearance of the wound site to develop. If it does, seek immediate treatment.
The basic tick removal option is to gently pull the body of the tick out with a pair of tweezers applied as near to the skin as possible. But you need to be careful not to leave the tick's head beneath the skin, as this will increase the risk of infection, and TICKS TRANSMIT A NUMBER OF DISEASES.
Natural Cures: Since the tick breathes out of its backside, coating it in oil may encourage it to back itself out of the skin on its own.
[YEA] Apple cider vinegar in water drunk several times a day will repel ticks, and other flying insects. A spray of white vinegar on the bare skin also helps along with the internal dose of ACV. It also works on cats... In their water, and on their coats.... Just a few drops in the water and/or some applied to the hands and rubbed on their sides which they will ingest when washing themselves. Also repels ear mites.
[YEA] Severe Tick Bite which has lasted nearly 6 months. I have tried everything in the world and nothing worked. It itched, I would scratch it open, it was infected, just awful. It drove me nuts. I decided to try a half and half solution of ACV and Hydrogen Peroxide and dabbed this on the area several times a day with a cue tip. Within 4 days this tick bite has finally healed. Love this site and thought I would share this. Believe this would work for any skin infection.