Because ticks can be more prevalent in late spring and summer, here’s what to do if you get a tick bite, according to Katie Jackson, M.D., pediatrician with Utica Park Clinic Claremore:
1. Inspect skin thoroughly on a regular basis.
2. If you find a tick, find a pair of tweezers or forceps.
3. Brace the skin with the alternate hand to provide counter-traction.
4. Gently pull the tick in a perpendicular motion to the skin.