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Lake Oswego, OR
A member asked:

I got a tick bite about april 1 or 2. it still itches and my nurse daughter looked at a picture of it and got worried that it started to get a ring around it. i'll admit i have been scratching it so i am hoping it is just irritated. tick bite?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Tick bite: Notify your physician. He/she may want to examine you or may be willing to call in a prescription for the appropriate dose of doxycycline. It is too late after the bite for the single dose method to prevent Lyme disease.
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