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After antibiotics are taken what will happen to a tick bite?

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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Tick Bite (Definition)

Watch for the symptoms of tick-borne diseases in the weeks following a tick bite -- muscle or joint aches, stiff neck, headache, weakness, fever, swollen lymph nodes, and other flu-like symptoms. Watch for a red spot or rash starting at the ...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?

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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Treating Insect Bites (Checklist)

Apply ice to bites
Once
Use topical corticosteroid cream on itchy bites
Daily
Seek medical attention if symptoms of shock develop
Once
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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?

See below: Hard to say as there are many tick borne illnesses and you did not specify which one your were treated for. I would assume lyme disease but a large number of lyme carrying ticks also carry other illnesses like erlichiosis or babesiosis. Babesiosis is treated with different medicines and erlichiosis is treated with similar medicines except if you were treated with amox, then - not work in erlichi. ...Read more

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Mule deer tick bite removed in two days, head intact, one day ago, no chills or fever, in norcal. Should I see a doctor and consider antibiotics?

Mule deer tick bite removed in two days, head intact, one day ago, no chills or fever, in norcal. Should I see a doctor and consider antibiotics?

Doctor can evaluate: In california, the western black-legged tick can bite deer and humans, and can carry lyme disease. If the tick is kept in a plastic container with a little piece of moist paper towel, it can be sent to the lab along with the doctor's lab form. The doctor may treat with antibiotics if the lab finds lyme disease bacteria, if the bite site has a bull's-eye rash, or if there are other worries. ...Read more

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Treating Insect Bites (Checklist)

Clean bite with soap and water
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Apply ice pack
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Elevate and rest affected body part
once
For discomfort, use oral Benadryl or hydrocortisone cream
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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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2 tick bites, 3-4 weeks old, itchy, oozing, inflamed. On oral antibiotic but not helping. Pcp says he doesn't know. Dermatologist booking 1-2 months.

2 tick bites, 3-4 weeks old, itchy, oozing, inflamed. On oral antibiotic but not helping. Pcp says he doesn't know. Dermatologist booking 1-2 months.

Diagnosis: You're describing insect bites that got infected. If no improvement with antibiotics, either the diagnosis is wrong or you're on the wrong antibiotic. Please restate your question. Did you see ticks? What is the antibiotic? ...Read more

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Taking Antibiotics (Checklist)

Follow directions on label
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Take all doses as directed. Don't stop when you feel better.
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Do not take someone else's antibiotic
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Throw away any leftover antibiotics when you're done
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What should I put on my skin after a tick bite?

What should I put on my skin after a tick bite?

Tick : Topical corticosteroid reduces redness and swelling. If the area shows expanding redness or pain, see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...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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