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I have an infected tick bite. Will cephalexin help?

I have an infected tick bite. Will cephalexin help?

Tick bite: The treatment of a given tick exposure will depend on the length of attachment, the type of tick, the diseases that are seen in the community, and the symptoms developed by the person. Specific medical treatment depends on the pathogen(s) transmitted in the tick bite. For example, in adults, if one suspects lyme disease, Doxycycline or Amoxicillin or Cefuroxime axetil, or emycin (erythromycin) is used. ...Read more

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Can you use cephalexin on tick bites?

Can you use cephalexin on tick bites?

No: If this is a tick bite that may pose a risk for lyme disease then Doxycycline is the drug of choice. Any risk from using this medicine far outweighs the risk one would have form contracting lyme disease. ...Read more

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Is cephalexin used to treat tick bites?

Is cephalexin used to treat tick bites?

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. ...Read more

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What does an infected tick bite look ike?

What does an infected tick bite look ike?

No different: There is no way to tell infected vs noninfected deer tick bites by merely looking at them. However, if you see the typical bulls-eye rash, think lyme disease. All deer tick bites should assume to carry the lyme organism and should be treated with Doxycycline without waiting for blood test results or clinical lyme symptoms. ...Read more

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Im taking doxycycline and ciprofloxacin together after getting an infected tick bite in Zimbabwe. now have foot pain, swelling and cramping. reaction?

Im taking doxycycline and ciprofloxacin together after getting an infected tick bite in Zimbabwe. now have foot pain, swelling and cramping. reaction?

Possibly: It is possible it is a reaction to one of the medications, the other possibilities are it is related to the infection you are being treated for, or that you have another condition which had not yet been diagnosed. It would be wise to be seen and fully evaluated for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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7 pp c-section, taking cephalexin, cleaned my house, it leaked little blood. 2day it's red, bit swollen, no pain or fever. Doc appt fri. Infected?

Doubtful: Could be a small hematoma. If it is infected Cephalexin should cover most pathogens. Overall hard to tell though without looking at it. ...Read more

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What does a tick bite look like on a human?

Tick bite: If the tick is actually biting when you see it, it will be a small brown or black bug attached by his legs and mouthparts to your body. Black text are about 4 mm across or bigger and deer ticks or brown ticks about 3 mm across. After biting you may have a small growing red spot which itches somewhat for over subsequent days; you could actually develop a larger round spot. See a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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How long should it take a tick bite to heal?

Tick bite: It should take 1-2 weeks for it to heal completely. If it develops a ring around it, see your doctor immediately because that can be a sign of lyme disease. ...Read more

Tick Bite (Definition)

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