How do you treat a tick bite?

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.
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.
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.

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How do you treat infection from tick bite?

Antibiotics. Tick bites may cause lyme disease and can be treated with doxycycline. The test for lyme disease can take 4 weeks to become positive. Treatment for early lyme is Doxycycline 100 mg per day for 21 days. Read more...
Depends on bug. Many "bugs"/microorganisms can be transmitted through tick bites, e.g., babesia, lyme disease, tick typhus, anaplasma etc. It is not the tick bite that needs treatment but the microorganism introduced into the body through the bite. Read more...

How do you treat tick bites?

Carefully. First the tick needs to be carefully removed so as to remove the entire tick. Treatment with antibiotics should be considered. Read more...
See below. Mostly with supportive care and itch, inflammation meds. Then, watching for signs of tick-borne illness like rashes, joint pain, fevers, headaches, neck pain, facial palsy, chills, malaise, nausea, vomiting, etc. If any concerns, see your doctor. Read more...