A 40-year-old female asked:
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i have a tick bite from two years ago on my toe that sometimes itches so bad that i want to rip the offending appendage off. should i be worried?

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Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience Family Medicine
Creams: You can try otc cortisone cream. If that doesn't help you may need an prescription cream.
Answered on Jun 23, 2018

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