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How do you treat infection from tick bite?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Antibiotics: Tick bites may cause lyme disease and can be treated with doxycycline. The test for lyme disease can take 4 weeks to become positive. Treatment for early lyme is Doxycycline 100 mg per day for 21 days.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends on bug: Many "bugs"/microorganisms can be transmitted through tick bites, e.g., babesia, lyme disease, tick typhus, anaplasma etc. It is not the tick bite that needs treatment but the microorganism introduced into the body through the bite.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

I've got infection from tick bite. What consequences should I be looking for?

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Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
See your doc!: Tick bites are not to be trifled with. Between rocky mountain spotted fever, lyme disease and cellulitis, there are plenty of consequences to fear. You need to go see your doc right away.
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
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