Helpful hints

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by moreluck, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Tick removal

    Spring is here and the ticks will soon be showing their heads. Here is a good way to get them off you, your children, or your pets. Give it a try.

    Please forward to anyone with children... Or hunters or dogs, or anyone who even steps outside in summer!!

    A School Nurse has written the info below -- good enough to share -- And it really works!!

    I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best way to remove a tick. This is great, because it works in those places where it's some times difficult to get to with tweezers: between toes, in the middle of a head full of dark hair, etc.

    Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20), the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. This technique has worked every time I've used it (and that was frequently), and it's much less traumatic for the patient and easier for me.

    Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this would be damaging in any way. I even had my doctor's wife call me for advice because she had one stuck to her back and she couldn't reach it with tweezers. She used this method and immediately called me back to say, "It worked!"

    Please pass on. Everyone needs this helpful hint.

    Insects breath through their skin. This acts to suffocate them.
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I use this to remove ticks.
  3. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    It stings a little bit, but very effective.
  4. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    My Colt is prettier..................35240020.jpg
  5. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

  6. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    Well, we will have to try this trick. I haven't heard of this one, we always just pull them out and put neosporin on the bite. Your method would be better to prevent infection and irritation for sure.

    I absoultely despise those little critters. Mosquitoes and chiggers too.
  7. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    To Make Mock Buttermilk
    • If buttermilk is not available, place two Tablespoons lemon juice or vinegar in a two-cup measure. Add milk to make two cups. Stir and let stand 15 minutes before using. ​
  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    I use Vaseline. Same concept I guess. Cover that bugger up and it backs out.
  9. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    More appropriate?
  10. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    hint -

    Smart splinter remover.....just pour a drop of Elmers Glue-all over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.
  11. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member


    Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's a lot cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair...
  12. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Ladies, want nails like these ?

    get a bowl of water,
    pour little bits of all the different shades you want,
    ... it should float on the top,
    swirl with a toothpick or something like it
    when it looks like you want on top of the water,
    dip your nails through the water...probably the best thing you've ever seen.
  13. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Are you serious?
  14. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    That is awesome. Menotyou, you have to try it and post pics!
  15. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Have they fixed the picture poster, yet?
  16. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    It's never worked for me. I copy and paste from Photobucket.
  17. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    And I use facebook to get my pics from. Anyways, that's where the fingernail style came from (fb)... try it meno :)
  18. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Try shaving in the shower. Clean your face with soap to get the oil off your skin then run hot water over it to soften the beard. Lather with soap and Shave by feel. This obliviates shaving cream and, once you get used to it, gives a better shave and saves time.
  19. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I always shave in the shower. :happy-very:
  20. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Image overload / System shutdown!