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How do you treat a tick bite?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tick bite

Before seeking medical attention, you should note the appearance and characteristics of the tick and remove it with fine tweezers, being careful not to rupture the abdomen (if engorged).
If bitten by a deer tick, your doctor will either observe and treat if symptoms/signs of disease develop or treat immediately with preventive antibiotics.

In brief: Tick bite

Before seeking medical attention, you should note the appearance and characteristics of the tick and remove it with fine tweezers, being careful not to rupture the abdomen (if engorged).
If bitten by a deer tick, your doctor will either observe and treat if symptoms/signs of disease develop or treat immediately with preventive antibiotics.
Dr. Michael Ekizian
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: Doxycycline

A single dose 200mg Doxycycline or Minocycline within 2 days will prevent lyme disease.
If not a dear tick or if removed before it begins feeding (1-2 days) there will also be no lyme. I give people a supply of med so they can use it if an embedded tick is discovered.

In brief: Doxycycline

A single dose 200mg Doxycycline or Minocycline within 2 days will prevent lyme disease.
If not a dear tick or if removed before it begins feeding (1-2 days) there will also be no lyme. I give people a supply of med so they can use it if an embedded tick is discovered.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Tick Bites

1 apply an ice pack to the bite to decrease pain and swelling.
2 don't scratch the bite or the area around the bite. 3 use a local anesthetic to reduce and itching. 4 take antibiotics or an antihistamine if your doctor so instructs.

In brief: Tick Bites

1 apply an ice pack to the bite to decrease pain and swelling.
2 don't scratch the bite or the area around the bite. 3 use a local anesthetic to reduce and itching. 4 take antibiotics or an antihistamine if your doctor so instructs.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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