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What can you use to treat itching and swelling of tick bites?
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
In brief: Ointment/Benadryl
For localized itching and swelling Benadryl (diphenhydramine 25 mg) can be used, or application of 1% Hydrocortisone ointment.

In brief: Ointment/Benadryl
For localized itching and swelling Benadryl (diphenhydramine 25 mg) can be used, or application of 1% Hydrocortisone ointment.
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
In brief: Itchies Away
Apply over the counter Hydrocortisone 1% cream or calamine lotion.
You can take other the counter antihistamines like Diphenhydramine [benadryl] or chorpheniramine maleate [chlortrimeton]. If these make you too sleepy, you can take non-drowsy Loratadine [claritin, alavert] instead.

In brief: Itchies Away
Apply over the counter Hydrocortisone 1% cream or calamine lotion.
You can take other the counter antihistamines like Diphenhydramine [benadryl] or chorpheniramine maleate [chlortrimeton]. If these make you too sleepy, you can take non-drowsy Loratadine [claritin, alavert] instead.
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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