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My OH got a tick bite on the leg that has become infected. She now has a hand sized area that is swollen and red.

I've explained to her that in the movies this is usually dealt with using a hunting knife, which is first cleansed over an open fire. The patient is given a slug of whisky and a stick to bite on, as an alternative to anaesthetic during the operation. I can do this.

Inexplicably, she doesn't seem keen on my offer.

@fitheach
Doesn't it also need someone to suck the poison out.

@wizardofosmium
I can do that, too. I will require slugs of the whisky, before and after.

@fitheach You need a better whisky in your drinks cabinet, obv.

@priryo
I've got some excellent Laphroaig and Caol Ila currently. I also have a bottle of Grouse, which is usually for cooking, but could be for medicinal use.

@fitheach I hope it's not circular with sharp edges, if it is, get her tested for borrelia. All the best!

@ckeen
No, it isn't.
Thanks for the suggestion.
It is infected, and she has collected a prescription of antibiotic from the pharmacy this evening.

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