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Can tick bites be treated with penicillin?
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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not exactly
Various infections may be spread following tick bites - the most common is lyme disease.
Amoxicillin (not penicillin) is approved for treating confirmed cases of lyme disease when clinical disease is present. For a tick bite in areas with high amounts of lyme disease it is useful to take a single dose of Doxycycline within 3 days to prevent lyme. Amoxicillin is not approved for prevention.

In brief: Not exactly
Various infections may be spread following tick bites - the most common is lyme disease.
Amoxicillin (not penicillin) is approved for treating confirmed cases of lyme disease when clinical disease is present. For a tick bite in areas with high amounts of lyme disease it is useful to take a single dose of Doxycycline within 3 days to prevent lyme. Amoxicillin is not approved for prevention.
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology
In brief: Yes
Amoxicillin is an alternative treatment.
Doxycycline would be better.

In brief: Yes
Amoxicillin is an alternative treatment.
Doxycycline would be better.
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