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A 35-year-old female asked:

i have a tick bite from two weeks back in the bend of my knee. its black and swollen whole leg is sore. what can i do?

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Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
Tick bite : Firstly a tick bite puts you at risk for ricketssia (tick bite fever). The symptoms of which can be debilitating. Furthermore it sounds like there may be superimposed infection at the bite site causing cellulitis. You need to see your Family Practitioner who will do a full assessment and formulate a treatment plan considering the treatment plan.

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Last updated Apr 9, 2018

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