Ok so my 22 month old got a tick - just a red one kinda large. I couldn't get it out for anything, tried the alcohol, Listerine & Vaseline. Finally my husband got it out but when he pulled it out the mouth/pinchers broke off and are still in. We have tried and tried to get them out but they won't come. One problem is the area is still kinda swollen and red (tick happened last night - Saturday night - at bath time) so we can't really get the tweezers to grab it.
My mom is telling me to take her to the doctor, but that kinda seems a bit much - any advice? Should I call the dr (if I do, knowing my drs office they will tell me to come in) or should i just keep putting alcohol on it and leave it be?
Any advice is appreciated.
*update - Thanks everyone. We took her in because she started running a fever and coughing Sunday night. Well she just caught a cold - thank goodness. The doctor said that as long as the tick bite doesn't have a red ring around it, usually about a half dollar size, then I really don't need to worry about it. Her body will end up pushing out the pinchers I just need to keep it clean. He also mentioned trying next time to get the tick off with Peat Tree Oil, never heard of it, but he said it always worked really well with his kids.
Thanks for the advice.