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What kind of ointment should I put on an open tick bite after the tick is removed

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Monitor for fever: Is the area reduced in size? is there itching associated or any pus expressed from the lesion. If there is worsening on antibiotics, a culture and ad ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
22 years experience Pathology
Depends: After the tick is properly removed, wash the area with soap and apply a soothing ointment. If the wound is deep, an antibiotic ointment can be used. I ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
TICK BITE: If you have a tick bite, it is very important to remove the tick as quickly as possible. If it's very itchy and painful wash the area with soap and wa ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not on this forum: However a virtual consult after registering with HealthTap would help, that way you can attach a photo, have a video, audio or text chat with a doctor ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Apply: hydrocortisone cream 1% OTC and take diphenhydramine orally, read the labels for warnings and correct dosing, if no improvement or it spreads, go to t ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Please do not apply anything on the rash since it may mask the typical appearance of Lyme's. Do see your doctor.
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Drain pus: BUT, Return to your PCP and let him drain it properly with good wound irrigation.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
See a doctor: Since ticks carry lyme disease it is important to be tested for lyme disease and treated with antibiotics. A topical is not a treatment for an infecti ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Avoid: Steroid use near the eye is not recommended. Try an ice pack or calamine lotion. Zyrtec (cetirizine) may also help with itch.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Good news is...: The god news is it was a localized melanoma, removed, and you are home free now. Suggest seeing your doctor (derm or facial plastics) back very soon b ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Ice and steroids: You could take Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) apply an ice pack, and use done steroid cream carefully as long as it is not too close to the sclera. Othe ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Padma Bala
48 years experience Pediatrics
Do not worry: you should be fine as the dog has all the shots and deer eating should not give any bacterial skin infection..as long you have cleaned it you are fine
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Infected bug bite: Try moist heat to the infected area with a wet washcloth as hot as you can stand it covered with plastic wrap to hold in the heat and changed when it ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antonio Bunker-Huertas
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Skin burn: Use silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream three times a day over the area for a couple days. Keep the area clean and dry. Clean it with saline. Make s ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: Use soap and water to wash your hands and the area around the tick bite after handling the tick. Some ticks transmit bacteria that cause illnesses su ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: unlikely to have sutures break open in the scrotum.should you should stay intact and less there's a direct blow injury Stretching or pulling that's in ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Possibly: The other possible issue is infection. If there is any drainage, redness or significant tenderness, have the finger evaluated. Are your tetanus immuni ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ahearn
48 years experience Family Medicine
Bite: unless you have a definite bite you need to be concerned about a staff infection that may require drainage with or without antibiotics. You should ha ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Nose ring: Try to get it out and see a doctor to treat the infection. The nose is very vascular and can cause serious infections if untreated
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
By a doctor: It is better to have a doctor at and decide if incision and drainage is the best option. Also evaluate other risks with IV drugs and recommend appropr ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Dog nip: Depending on the size of the swlelling it should take7-10 days . Apply cold compresses may speed recovelry time
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Where do you live?: Brown recluse spiders are found in central and southwest states. Their bites are quite rare, usually painful, forming ulcers. Unless you saw the spide ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Perhaps: herpes labialis. Try Valtrex (valacyclovir)
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deepa Doraisamy
15 years experience Pediatrics
Cat bite: Cat bites can be infectious and definitely need oral antibiotics. Also stray cat can cause rabies and need vaccination and treatment for rabies as soo ... Read More
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