A 30-year-old member asked:
after one week of antibiotics for a tick bite, it still itches and it's a little red and firm, what should i do?
2 doctor answers
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan answered
56 years experience Dermatology
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 day. No need to wash before or after. If not ok in a week, see a dermatologist. Avoid antiseptics and antibiotics.If you have Bacitracin or neosporin do not use on this. Peroxide or alcohol will make it worse. Do not use a bandage.
Answered on May 16, 2020
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