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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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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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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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What are the signs of a tick bite?

Visual ID: Unless you see the tick , there is nothing specific; however, there is a typical rash called erythema migrans that gives a clue that a tick may have been there. ...Read more

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Are tick bites suppose to hurt?

Are tick bites suppose to hurt?

No: Ticks typically inject a compound that renders the bite area numb so that the person it's feeding from, won't know it's there. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of tick bites?

Depends: On the disease transmitted. There are many similar symptoms but there are also unique to the disease symptoms as well. Talk to your doctor about specific disease symptoms. ...Read more

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Are tick bites dangerous to humans?

Bites no, disease ye: The bites themselves are no dangerous, save for local reactions or allergic reactions. However ticks can pass disease such as lyme disease. ...Read more

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Whats the best thing for tick bites?

Whats the best thing for tick bites?

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

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How to prevent tick bites happening?

How to prevent tick bites happening?

Insect repellent : When out in "tick" country, use insect repellent. Most have deet which is a very effective repellent. ...Read more

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Do tick bites become raised welts?

Sometimes: Some tick bites can cause that reaction. ...Read more

Tick Bite (Definition)

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