pret wrote:I picked 19 ticks, most of them deer ticks off my little jack russle last night, one this morning - and two off me this morning! I've never had a tick bite hurt like this one... picked it off 5am this morning, its now almost 4pm and it still hurts like a bugger!
You shouldn't pick them off, they don't let go with their jaws and you just rip the head off and it is what is causing the pain. Its in there and now your body has to dissolve it. I can usually feel them once they are deep enough to be in live skin. Once I find one I just dab it with olive oil, keep it thick. The little buggers back right out because they cant breathe. They can hold their breath for a long time, so it may take a while 5-10 minutes. But you don't leave a head full of who knows what in you.