A 33-year-old female asked:
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i found a tick on me yesterday morning, i removed it and the bite site seemed fine, a little red, but not sore or itchy. this morning though the site is inflamed and itchy. there also is a hardness to the area around the bite site. what should i do?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
See doc: Ideally your PCP office, if not available an Urgent Care. They will take a look at the site, remove insect remnants from the wound that might cause inflammation. Based on appearance of the rash you might receive antibiotic therapy. This is Lyme season, you do not want to take chances. Make sure you have also a time range of how long the tick might have stayed embedded.
Answered on Aug 11, 2019

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