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Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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After antibiotics are taken what will happen to a tick bite?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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After antibiotics are taken what will happen to a tick bite?

Prevent Lyme disease: Antibiotics are sometimes taken after at tick bite if there is a high risk that the tick was the species of tick that is known to carry lyme disease. The antibiotics provide an early treatment of the potential lyme disease carried by the tick bite, since lyme disease in its early, most treatable stages can often be difficult to detect. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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After one week of antibiotics for a tick bite, it still itches and it's a little red and firm, what should I do?

Steroid: Rub in a steroid cream. You may have a tube for poison ivy. Otc Hydrocortisone 1% is weak but may be enough. Don't be afraid to rub in several times a day. No need to wash before or after. If not ok in a week, see a dermatologist. Avoid antiseptics and antibiotics.If you have Bacitracin or neosporin do not use on this. Peroxide or alcohol will make it worse. Do not use a bandage. ...Read more

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The deer tick bite site is itching and inflamed again 2 months after a 30-day antibiotic treatment. Is this cause for concern?

The deer tick bite site is itching and inflamed again 2 months after a 30-day antibiotic treatment.  Is this cause for concern?

Get it checked: If this is truly the same site as the original, you should get it checked out. Best to revisit the same doctor involved with your first treatment for comparison sake. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin an antibiotic of choice for tick bites?

Is amoxicillin an antibiotic of choice for tick bites?

It can be: Hello. The recommended treatment depends on symptoms, allergies, and the region you live in. Doxycycline is most widely used for tick bites, but amoxicillin is a good alternative, especially if you are allergic to doxycycline. ...Read more

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Very concerned over tick bites I've had 4 I think long star tick I'm also med phobic do I need antibiotic got in panic bad over this when will I know ?

Very concerned over tick bites I've had 4 I think long star tick I'm also med phobic do I need antibiotic got in panic bad over this when will I know ?

Ticks: There are many types of ticks and not all cause Lyme. If you manage to keep one, please take it to a local lab for testing. A university or clinic may have that ability. The tick that gives us Lyme is tiny, like a dot of pepper. Have your doc remove any ticks you find because you want it all out. Please see clinical psychologist for health phobia & a natural doc for natural antimicrobial. ...Read more

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Not quite sure if it's a tick bite but looks like an insect or spider bite of some kind. Has been slowly growing bigger. This happened in Thailand. ?

Not quite sure if it's a tick bite but looks like an insect or spider bite of some kind. Has been slowly growing bigger. This happened in Thailand. 
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Bite: since it is growing and happened in another country;
GO to the emergency department and get evaluated now not tomorrow. ...Read more

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What does tick bite look like?

What does tick bite look like?

See below: They vary in appearance, but often, the bite will often go unnoticed. If the tick was attached for less than 24-48 hours, the likelihood that you have contracted a disease is almost zero (i never say never). But watch for signs like a rash at the tick bite site, headaches, fevers, muscle aches, chills, fatigue, malaise, nausea and vomiting. If these occur, see you doctor. ...Read more

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What does a tick bite look like?

Insect bite: Ticks are insects and leave bite marks. You may see head parts in the skin if not the whole body lodged in the skin. Initially, a tick bite could cause a small area of redness and swelling and bruising. The developing rash could be rounded and can extend outward in days to weeks and could indicate lyme disease. ...Read more

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What should one do after a tick bite?

What should one do after a tick bite?

Remove tick: Get tweezers, clean tweezer with antiseptic, grab tic as close to skin as possible and pull gently so as not to remove the head parts.Wash area with antiseptic soap.Keep tick to show dr.Most ticks do not carry dangerous diseases and you dr can log on to "up to date" and compare your tick to bad ones. ...Read more

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When do symptoms of a tick bite occur?

When do symptoms of a tick bite occur?

Tick Bites: Symptoms of tick bites vary quite widely. The ticks secrete a toxin which virtually numbs the site, making it very difficult to even tell if a tick bite has happened, or is happening. If a tick can be spotted, it should be removed by your doctor or other medical provider, gently, with a forceps, so that the head and mouth parts are extracted as well. See a doctor for more information. ...Read more

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What should you do after getting a tick bite?

What should you do after getting a tick bite?

Where do you live: It really depends on the type of tick and where you live. The smaller ticks are the ones that can carry the bacteria that causes lyme's disease. In areas where the incidence of infection is high, e.G ct, the cdc recommendation is to treat with antibiotic. In areas where it is low, e.g. Fla the cdc recommendation is to observe. If the tick was attached for less than 48 hours it is also less risk. ...Read more

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What causes a knot in a child after tick bite?

Tick knots: Lumps felt after a tick bite could be several things. First is a granuloma, or organized bodily response by a large cells in the skin. Accumulations of cells can be quite firm and take a long time to go away. Sometimes we inject them with a long-term cortisone to remain in the spot and treated for 3 to 4 weeks in order to get it to soften.. ...Read more

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Tick bite. When should I be worried about this?

Tick bite: After a tick bite, individuals may develop any of these symptoms that may be due to the organism that the tick transmits during its bite: flu-like symptoms, fever, numbness, rash (these vary according to the pathogen transmitted by the tick), confusion, weakness, pain and swelling in the joints, palpitations, paralysis, shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Can a tick bite cause cough?

Possible: It's possible but that is often not a classic sign of tick bites. See a doctor for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I detect a deer tick bite?

Deer Tick Bites: Sometimes you cannot! a guy came into my office a couple of years ago with a mole on his back which i spotted under magnification as a tick. He said he thought the lesion had been there for years but it really had not. We removed it with a forceps in the recommended way, and he had no more problems. We searched diligently for other bites, but none were found. ...Read more

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Does a tick bite look like a weal?

Does a tick bite look like a weal?

It depends: About 70 to 80% of people get a rash from a tick bite but about 20% get a "bull's eye" round rash called erythema migrans. ...Read more

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Can a tick bite make a man sterile?

Can a tick bite make a man sterile?

No: Tick bites and tick-borne infectious diseases are not known to cause male sterility, even if one gets bitten on the penis or scrotum. ...Read more

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Tick Bite (Definition)

Occurs upon experiencing a bite from a tick. A circular rash at the site of a tick bite may be a sign of ...Read more