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what should i put on my skin after a tick bite

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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Probably OK: You've taken out the tick, so you're probably ok. Even if it was a lyme disease-carrying tick, it would have had to have remained attached to your son ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
True tick bites: are a concern as they can carry infections, so I would get into your doctor and have them removed and evaluated for any possible infection including l ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Nothing: Tick bites, sites where the tick feeds, are only superficial
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
MRSA Skin infections: There is an epidemic of dangerous drug resistant staph infections sweeping the globe. I have seen hundreds of these infections in the past five years ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Evangelista
18 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) spray.: Benadry spray.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Tick & pimple?: If this pimple is not at the site from which the tick was removed it is unlikely that the two are related.
A female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Insect bit: You need to see your doctor. He/she may refer you to an infectious disease doctor. Peace and good health.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
22 years experience Family Medicine
Dermatitis: If your skin keloids, i recommend that you not scratch that area too much. Keloids don't itch for the most part. If you have a scar from the tick bi ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Infection? : A swollen finger could indicate an infection that needs antibiotics or even drainage. Is there pain? Redness? Warmth? If any of these signs is there w ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
Incas Revenge??: If the swelling spreads, turns red, hurts or a red streak up the arm develops, or fever, or the blister turns cloudy, then best to see a doctor if, af ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Don't pop it: I suggest no home invasive treatment to any of your lesions as this may lead to more inflammation/infection. Put hot pack on it and if it drains on it ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
It depends: If bug bite/bruise is under the size of a dime, continue to observe. Follow up with doctor If the bite/bruise is larger than a dime, has red streaks ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If bitten by a dog ;: Wound is minor - wash w soap ; water, apply antibiotic ointment ; cover w bandaid /bandage. Get tetanus shot if you haven’t had one in last 10 years o ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Prob not: Make sure you pulled the head of the tick out of the skin and ask you doc next steps. You can treat ahead of any symptoms and skin changes or just wai ... Read More
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A member asked:
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 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Allergy?: First keep it clean , possibly a steroid cream however i would make sure its not infected in which it would be hot or warm to touch painful and possib ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
See Dermatologist: To see if in fact are spider bites & not another issue/tick/bed bugs. Take photos of stages. Consider precautions: mattress cover; cover body with ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Dermatologist: A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate puzzling skin disorders for diagnosis and treatment. If your shoulder skin abnormalities don't resolve, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Wolfe
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
You : You may have had a reaction to the adhesives in the band-aid. You can try a steroid cream. You should never use this on the face for a prolonged per ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Soft tissue injury: Time will be your best friend. Sounds like a soft tissue injury. So just monitor it but do not touch. It will take several months to resolve be patien ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
Very unusual: to get an insect bite on the labia minora, so you might want to make sure it is not an infection. If it is a bite benadryl or lanacaine creams would ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Hydrocortisone: Your dermatologist can give you meds for this problem which work faster.
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