Leeches Removal

Leeches Removal

You should not use flame or salt to remove a leech, as it may regurgitate its stomach contents into the wound. One recommended method of removal is using a fingernail or other flat, blunt object to break the seal of the oral sucker at the anterior end of the leech, repeating with the posterior end, then flicking the leech away. As the fingernail is pushed along the person's skin against the leech, the suction of the sucker's seal is broken, at which point the leech will detach its jaws.

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