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"How to remove a tick" - Ticks are small, insect-like creatures that live in heavily-wooded or grassy areas. If you walk through these areas, they can attach to your skin and spread disease. Although most ticks do not carry disease, some can cause serious illness, such as Lyme disease, Powassan virus, or Rocky Mountain spotted fever. To prevent infection, it’s important to remove a tick from your skin as soon as you notice it.

To remove a tick that is attached to your skin, dermatologists recommend following these tips:

How to remove a tick and prevent future bites


The Academy produces this video library to demonstrate dermatologist-recommended tips people can use to properly care for their skin, hair, and nails.

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Acne: Tips to help you see clearer skin
You can reduce your acne by following these skin care tips from dermatologists.

African American hair: Everyday care, processing, and styling
To help African-Americans keep their hair healthy, dermatologists recommend following these tips.

Athletes foot: How to treat
Follow these dermatologists’ tips on how to avoid and treat athlete’s foot.

Bathing: How often do children need to bathe?
These guidelines from dermatologists can help you figure out how often a child needs a bath.

Blisters: How to prevent and treat
To prevent chafing that can lead to blisters, dermatologists recommend following these tips.

Boils and styes: How to treat
To treat a boil or stye at home, dermatologists recommend following these tips.

Bug bites: Tips to prevent and treat
Although warm, spring weather means more time outdoors, it also means more bugs - like bees, ticks, and mosquitoes. To help prevent bug bites, dermatologists recommend following these tips.

Bug bites and stings: When to see a dermatologist
Learn how you can safely treat bug bites and stings at home and when you need to see a dermatologist.

Cold sores: How to treat
Follow these tips you can do at home to help manage cold sores.

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