I Hope This Tick Did Not Carry Lyme's Disease!
Early this morning Lynette called to me from upstairs so I could check the back of her neck near her hairline. She felt something strange and wanted me to make sure it was not a tick. But it was a tick that had embedded itself under her skin.
(The photo is not of Lynette. It was taken from the web.)
I put a little petroleum jelly over the tick as a sort of lubricant. Then I carefully and gently pulled it off with a pair of tweezers.
I used witch hazel to soothe the area then alcohol to disinfected it. I'm sure it felt good to her, especially knowing that the tick was gone.
Now I'll have to keep an eye on it for a while to make sure no bulls eye rash develops. If it does we'll have to see a doctor to check it and maybe get a prescription for an antibiotic.
I hope this information will help if it ever happens to you.