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Ticks are small parasites that are usually 3mm to 5mm long. They can be easily identified by their 8 legs, small head, and a large body. The front two legs should also curve away from its body. A tick can be found anywhere on your body.
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 If you have a tick, it is necessary to remove it as quickly as possible and in the correct way. 
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if you have a tick, you should

1) Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin’s surface as possible.
2) Pull upward with steady, even pressure. Don’t twist or jerk the tick; this can cause the mouth-parts to break off and remain in the skin. If this happens, remove the mouth-parts with tweezers. If you are unable to remove the mouth easily with clean tweezers, leave it alone and let the skin heal.
3) After removing the tick, thoroughly clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol or soap and water.
4) Never crush a tick with your fingers. Dispose of a live tick by putting it in alcohol, placing it in a sealed bag/container, wrapping it tightly in tape, or flushing it down the toilet.

After removing the tick, if you have any illness or unusual symptoms, consult a doctor immediately.
For more information about tick-borne diseases, visit https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/diseases/index.html 
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