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What can you use to treat itching and swelling of tick bites

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
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Itchies Away: Apply over the counter Hydrocortisone 1% cream or calamine lotion. You can take other the counter antihistamines like Diphenhydramine [benadryl] or ch ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
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Test is not reliable: See your doc again and revisit the symptoms . The test may be negative at a high negative rate but still have the process. Would go over the symptoms ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Steroid: Rub in a steroid cream. You may have a tube for poison ivy. Otc Hydrocortisone 1% is weak but may be enough. Don't be afraid to rub in several times a ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
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Tick bite: Notify your physician. He/she may want to examine you or may be willing to call in a prescription for the appropriate dose of doxycycline. It is too l ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
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Lyme disease: The diagnosis of early Lyme disease can be made solely on clinical grounds if the characteristic erythema migrans lesion is present in a patient who l ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
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Usually OK: Foreign proteins from the tick's saliva can cause a mild allergic reaction, resulting in an itchy bump, a tick bite granuloma, that may take a month t ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cheng
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Creams: You can try otc cortisone cream. If that doesn't help you may need an prescription cream.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
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Possibly: Ticks can carry numerous diseases, including rocky mountain spotted fever, lyme disease, borrelia infections, and others. If you develop other symptom ... Read More
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Dr. Laura McMullen
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The : The rash associated with lyme disease is called erythema migrans and it looks like a target or bulls-eye. It usually starts at the site of the tick b ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
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Scar tissue?: The area of the bite may have formed some scar tissue or a piece of the tick may still be in the skin and the body is trying to digest it. Take a litt ... Read More
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