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Is Cephalexin Can Be Used For Tick Bites
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends...: ...On the tick. Deer ticks, for example, are often the carriers of the bacteria associated with lyme disease, a chronic and potentially debilitating condition associated with heart, joint and other difficulties. Wood ticks can carry the bacteria that cause rocky mountain spotted fever. Other tick bites are totally harmless and can cause only local irritation. Ultimately it depends on the tick. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Removal: Careful removal of the tick, followed, if necessary, by a steroid cream or ointment to reduce the inflammation and itching. Would not use antibiotics unless you get secondary infection, or develop signs and symptoms of a tick-borne infection (fever, rash, malaise, etc.). If that occurs see a doctor asap. Would not recommend prophylactic antibiotics. ...Read more
May take long: Some tick bites may lead to lyme disease, and on many occasions, the insect's jaws or even a head could remain lodged in the skin and cause a persistent skin reaction - have a physician check it out closely, especially as lyme disease can lead to serious arthritis flares. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Watch: Remove the tick if required by the right means. Report any fever or systemic illness to your physician with a note that you had a tick bite. Watch for reddening at the site especially if rings form -- this would be lyme disease. Don't let this mishap keep you from enjoying the outdoors but consider wearing some repellant. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It may be more: difficult to see skin reaction to bite - such as erythema. ...Read more
I would be: Inclined to encourage you to get this medically evaluated as it may not be a tick or bug bite on that location. ...Read more
Dental?!? : Ticks don't have teeth! a "bruise" around a tick "bite" could be the initial inflammatory reaction from a deer tick that is infected with lyme disease. Not every bite results in you will develop lyme disease. Speak to your physician about the symptoms and current guidelines for treatment. ...Read more
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