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What do you do to treat african tick bite?

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Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Tick bite

Speaking for the United States, tick bites are usually in one of two varieties: either the black tick or the brown tick.
The former is larger than the latter. The trouble is the brown tick may cause lyme disease and should be taken very seriously. If a rash develops outside the bite site then you should see a doctor immediately.

In brief: Tick bite

Speaking for the United States, tick bites are usually in one of two varieties: either the black tick or the brown tick.
The former is larger than the latter. The trouble is the brown tick may cause lyme disease and should be taken very seriously. If a rash develops outside the bite site then you should see a doctor immediately.
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dr. Joseph Bark
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Dr. Steven Fine
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: Doxycycline

African tick bite fever caused by rickettsia africae is treated with Doxycycline (or tetracycline).
Usually with good recovery.

In brief: Doxycycline

African tick bite fever caused by rickettsia africae is treated with Doxycycline (or tetracycline).
Usually with good recovery.
Dr. Steven Fine
Dr. Steven Fine
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