Tick Away

  • Kills ticks without touching them
  • Ready to use instantly
  • Easy & effective

On a campsite, a picnic in the park, a children's party in the backyard, or just a playground: ticks can occur everywhere, not just in wooded environments as has often been thought. Did you know, for example, that one in 5 tick bites takes place within the urban area? Ticks are a worldwide threat. So, do not forget to be alert when you are on holiday. Has a tick bitten you after all? Remove it quickly and effectively with HeltiQ Tick Away. A new method of removing the tick without the need to touch it.

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Tick Away

  • Kills ticks without touching them
  • Ready to use instantly
  • Easy & effective

On a campsite, a picnic in the park, a children's party in the backyard, or just a playground: ticks can occur everywhere, not just in wooded environments as has often been thought. Did you know, for example, that one in 5 tick bites takes place within the urban area? Ticks are a worldwide threat. So, do not forget to be alert when you are on holiday. Has a tick bitten you after all? Remove it quickly and effectively with HeltiQ Tick Away. A new method of removing the tick without the need to touch it.

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What is HeltiQ Tick Away?

With HeltiQ Tick Away, you can kill ticks quickly and safely without touching them, making it easy to remove them from your skin. The product consists of a spray can, a tick removal card and instructions. Spraying tick away from a distance of 1 cm freezes the tick, killing it immediately. If the dead tick does not fall off your skin by itself, you can remove it carefully using the enclosed tick removal card with magnifier. Because the tick is frozen, it can be removed whole so there is less chance of body parts remaining in the skin. This reduces the potential risk of developing an infection. HeltiQ Tick Away can be used from the age of 4 years and is ready for use immediately.

 

Contents HeltiQ Tick Away
1 spray can 38 ml
1 tick removal card with magnifier

 

Tick prevention measures
Wear long sleeves and long trousers
Wear light colours to make it easier to spot ticks
Check your clothes for ticks
Check for ticks in skin folds, behind the ears and around the hairline, using a mirror



Instructions for use HeltiQ Tick Away

HeltiQ Tick Away is a medical device, before use carefully read the instructions for use.


Precaution: Do not remove the permanently fixed applicator cap from the dispenser.

More information

What is HeltiQ Tick Away?

With HeltiQ Tick Away, you can kill ticks quickly and safely without touching them, making it easy to remove them from your skin. The product consists of a spray can, a tick removal card and instructions. Spraying tick away from a distance of 1 cm freezes the tick, killing it immediately. If the dead tick does not fall off your skin by itself, you can remove it carefully using the enclosed tick removal card with magnifier. Because the tick is frozen, it can be removed whole so there is less chance of body parts remaining in the skin. This reduces the potential risk of developing an infection. HeltiQ Tick Away can be used from the age of 4 years and is ready for use immediately.

 

Contents HeltiQ Tick Away
1 spray can 38 ml
1 tick removal card with magnifier

 

Tick prevention measures
Wear long sleeves and long trousers
Wear light colours to make it easier to spot ticks
Check your clothes for ticks
Check for ticks in skin folds, behind the ears and around the hairline, using a mirror



Instructions for use HeltiQ Tick Away

HeltiQ Tick Away is a medical device, before use carefully read the instructions for use.


Precaution: Do not remove the permanently fixed applicator cap from the dispenser.

Position the opening of the applicator 1 cm away from the tick (caution: do not touch the skin or the tick with the applicator!)

 

 

Hold the aerosol dispenser as vertical as possible. Release the cryoliquid pressing 3 times ca. 1 cm above the tick. Caution: if the tick still moves after treatment, repeat the treatment after 10 minutes.

 

The tick should fall out after freezing. If the tick does not fall off the skin by itself, you can remove it carefully with the enclosed tick removal card.

 

 

If you also need to use the tick removal card to remove the tick:

 

 

 

 

 

  • Determine the size of the tick with the magnifier in the tick removal card. If it is small (<2mm) use the small notch of the tick card. Most ticks, including smaller ones, can be removed easily with the larger notch. 
  • Be sure you have a clear view of the tick
  • Place the tick removal card close to the skin with the notch towards the tick

 

 

 

 

  • Slide the tick removal card close to the skin towards the tick so that it is in the gap of the tick card
  • Keep sliding calmly and quietly once the tick is stuck in the narrow part of the gap

 

 

 

 

 

  • The tick comes loose and stays stuck in the tick removal card
  • Disinfect the wound with a bit of alcohol and note where the tick had bitten you
  • Disinfect the tick removal card with hot water or alcohol

 

Frequently asked questions

When must I not use HeltiQ Tick Away?

Do not use HeltiQ Tick Away in the following situations:

  • If there is or has been a confirmed diagnosis of cancer and/or treatment is being given against cancer
  • For ticks on the face or around the eyes. On the chest, genital area or buttocks
  • On dark or pigmented skin, due to the risk of hypopigmentation
  • If the skin is sensitive, irritated or inflamed or has eczema
  • If there is sensitivity or allergy to extreme cold (urticaria)
  • For people with diabetes or circulatory disorders, including Raynaud's disease
  • For people taking immunosuppressants or with an autoimmune disease
  • For HIV-infected people
  • For people taking anticoagulants or with haemophilia
  • For children under 4 years of age

 

If in doubt, contact your doctor.

The tick is still moving after I have treated it with HeltiQ Tick Away. What should I do?

If the tick continues moving after treatment, repeat treatment after 10 minutes.

Is HeltiQ Tick Away also suitable for use with children?

HeltiQ Tick Away is suitable for children from 4 years but must not be used in children under this age.

How fast does HeltiQ Tick Away work?

Usually, one treatment is sufficient and the tick falls off the skin after freezing. If this is not the case, you can carefully remove the tick from the skin with the enclosed tick removal card.

Is the use of HeltiQ Tick Away painful?

It is possible that slight discomfort or a prickly feeling may develop during or immediately after treatment. This will gradually disappear.

Why must children under the age of 4 not use HeltiQ Tick Away?

The skin of children under 4 is still too fragile and sensitive to extreme cold, so the age limit of 4 is recommended by the medical world.

I am going on holiday; can I take HeltiQ Tick Away on the plane?

You may carry all liquids, gels, spray cans (aerosols), creams and pastes in your hand luggage if they are in packages of 100 ml maximum. Put these substances in a resealable, transparent 1 litre bag. You may take one bag per person. If you want to take more or larger packages, put these in a suitcase you check in.

How long can I store HeltiQ Tick Away?

The shelf life of HeltiQ Tick Away is 2.5 years.

Where can I buy HeltiQ Tick Away?

HeltiQ Tick Away is available at pharmacies, drug stores and via the internet.

How should I store HeltiQ Tick Away?

Store HeltiQ Tick Away below 25°C.


Warnings:

The spray can is a container under pressure for which the following aerosol regulations apply:

  • Highly flammable spray can. Pressurized container: may burst when heated. Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open fire and other sources of ignition
  • Do not smoke during use
  • For external use only
  • Do not pierce or burn container even after use
  • Do not spray in open fire or other sources of ignition
  • Do not expose to temperatures above 50°C
  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Do not inhale the spray

Instruction video HeltiQ Tick Away

Instruction video HeltiQ Tick Away