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Should i go to the doctor for a tick bite? very small tick removed 2 days ago. red itchy rash at site of tick bite. applied cortisone cream.

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc answered

Specializes in 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.

Answered 10/12/2017

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Dr. Marino Tavarez answered

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Monitor symptoms: and keep area clean and dry and you should be fine.

Answered 2/17/2016

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan answered

Specializes in Dermatology

See DR: Tiny tick= risk for Lyme disease. You have a local reaction to the tick. There is good evidence for using a single dose of antibiotic, typically 200mg Doxycycline (I prefer minocycline) within 48 hrs after discovery of a deer tick to prevent Lyme. You need to be alert and ready for possible Lyme during the next 3 weeks. Unfortunately the blood tests are not reliable and sometimes the primary erytm

Answered 8/10/2019

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