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is cephalexin used to treat tick bites?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No: It would be unusual for a tick bite to get infected and require cephalexin. There are infections that can be transmitted by the ticks themselves, but Cephalexin wouldn't treat them.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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