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If you get bitten by a tick but do no have red rings or marks is it still necessary to take antibiotics or pills?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Antibiotics are only needed if a tick-borne illness is transmitted (or perceived to have transmitted).
Follow your physician's directions on this.

In brief: Not necessarily

Antibiotics are only needed if a tick-borne illness is transmitted (or perceived to have transmitted).
Follow your physician's directions on this.
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Dr. Jeff Finkelstein
Emergency Medicine

In brief: No

Not all tick bites lead to lyme disease and not all doctors prophylax againt lyme and if they do, one dose is all you need.

In brief: No

Not all tick bites lead to lyme disease and not all doctors prophylax againt lyme and if they do, one dose is all you need.
Dr. Jeff Finkelstein
Dr. Jeff Finkelstein
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