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How to do a proper tick check on a child?

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Lyme disease is transmitted by deer ticks that typically feed April through August. A daily tick check is recommended for everyone who spends some time outside, so Executive Producer Christine Hinkel sought out a pediatrician to learn how to do proper tick check on a child.

Dr. Joe Hagan, pediatrician, says if you find a tick remove it with tweezers and don't worry if some of the tick stays attached, just use a credit card to scrape the rest off.

Click here for more information on ticks and Lyme disease.

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