First, don't panic. Ticks are fairly easy to remove and treat if found early enough. Using tweezers, grasp the tick firmly at its head or mouth, next to the skin. Pull firmly and steadily — do not twist — until the tick lets go of the skin. Swab the bite site with alcohol. Once you have discarded the tick and washed your hands, call a doctor to describe the area around the tick. They will let you know if you should seek further medical attention.
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