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How do you treat infection from tick bite?

How do you treat infection from tick bite?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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How do you treat a tick bite?

How do you treat a tick bite?

Tick bite: Before seeking medical attention, you should note the appearance and characteristics of the tick and remove it with fine tweezers, being careful not to rupture the abdomen (if engorged). If bitten by a deer tick, your doctor will either observe and treat if symptoms/signs of disease develop or treat immediately with preventive antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do you treat tick bites?

How do you treat tick bites?

See below: Mostly with supportive care and itch, inflammation meds. Then, watching for signs of tick-borne illness like rashes, joint pain, fevers, headaches, neck pain, facial palsy, chills, malaise, nausea, vomiting, etc. If any concerns, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you cure a tick bite?

How do you cure a tick bite?

Depends : This depends of the nature of the bite and the possible tick-borne illness that may have been transmitted. For most tick illnesses, Doxycycline is the standard but for kids, with lyme disease, Amoxicillin is used. ...Read more

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What can you do to stop a mosquitoe bite from itching?

What can you do to stop a mosquitoe bite from itching?

Itchy bites: Hello. Here are some ideas. Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. ...Read more

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What do you do to treat african tick bite?

What do you do to treat african tick bite?

Tick bite: Speaking for the United States, tick bites are usually in one of two varieties: either the black tick or the brown tick. The former is larger than the latter. The trouble is the brown tick may cause lyme disease and should be taken very seriously. If a rash develops outside the bite site then you should see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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How can I treat a tick bite?

Tick bite: After safe removal of tick, wash hands & wound with soap & hot water. Can relieve pain by use of ice pack. Garlic can be eaten or applied to wound to hasten healing. Tea tree oil relieves itching. Seek medical attention if you develop bullseye (red circle), rash, fever or emesis. Triamcinolone cream is sometimes prescribed to hasten healing. ...Read more

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How do you treat a spider bite?

How do you treat a spider bite?

Depends: On the severity of the spider bite. Local hygiene soap water. Apply a dressing. Check your tetanus status. If things worsen. See a wound specialist. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat mosquito bites?

What can you do to treat mosquito bites?

Tx: Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. Consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water and baking soda is effective when applied to the lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlorpheniramine. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell if you got flea bites or tick bites?

What can you do to tell if you got flea bites or tick bites?

Location, location: You are more likely to have a tick bite if your are spending time in forested areas. Flea bites tend to occur closer to home or at the ocean. Some fleas will infest lawns and homes if pest do not have proper flea control. Here are two helpful websites from the centers for disease control and epa ticks: http://www.Cdc.Gov/ticks/ fleas: http://www.Epa.Gov/pesticides/factsheets/flea-tick.Htm. ...Read more

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How can I treat an infected insect bite?

How can I treat an infected insect bite?

Depends on Severity: If the degree of inflammation is mild, topical polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) three times per day may resolve the infection. However, for a bite that has pain, swelling, redness, warmth, and/or a yellowish exudate, consultation with a physician for appropriate treatment including systemic antibiotics is indicated. ...Read more

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How do you treat the arthropods from collembola?

Arthropods: Collembola are arthropods. The arthropod phylum includes the insects, collembola (springtails), arachnids (eg. Spiders), and crustaceans. Although many believe that collembola can cause human infestation, there is as yet no definitive proof of this, and there is no well established standard-of-care treatment. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat insect bite inside ear?

What can you do to treat insect bite inside ear?

Insect bite: Assuming it isn't infected. You don't need to out anything in it. If it is really itchy, you can use Diphenhydramine (benadryl) for itch as needed. Might also want to make sure the bug is out (has someone look - don't put anything in there). ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent tick bites?

What can I do to prevent tick bites?

Tick prevention: Use tick repellent. Do visual tick checks repeatedly & check yourself nude as well. By wearing clothing that is light colored you will be able to see the contrast of the ticks against clothing. Wear long sleeves & pants. Tuck pants into socks & shirts into pants. If you know an area is tick infested - avoid it. Walk down the middle to paths and avoid tall grasses when possible. ...Read more

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What can I do for infected insect bite?

What can I do for infected insect bite?

Topical antibiotics: If the infection is local then topical antibiotic can be used. If it is deeper or more widespread then oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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What illnesses can you get from mosquito bites?

What illnesses can you get from mosquito bites?

Mosquito: Mosquitoes can transmit bacteria, viruses & parasites. Mosquitoes can transmit: Dengue Fever, Malaria, Ross River Fever, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever, West Nile virus, Dog Heartworm, St. Louis Encephalitis, Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, Japanese Encephalitis,Rift Valley fever, Myiasis, epidemic polyarthritis & Filariasis- Elephantiasis. ...Read more

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What to do with a spider bite to prevent infection?

What to do with a spider bite to prevent infection?

Clean wound: Use simple soap and water. There is nothing better than this. ...Read more

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How can you treat a spider bite?

How can you treat a spider bite?

See below: Usually like any other insect bite: with cleansing, wound care and observation for possible signs of secondary infection. ...Read more

Tick Bite (Definition)

A skin lesion caused by a tick that attaches to the skin and feeds on blood. Usually painless, a tick bite can lead to a local allergic reaction, or transmit diseases such as lyme, rocky mountain spotted fever, typhus, relapsing fever, ...Read more