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What should I put on my skin after a tick bite?

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Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology

In brief: Tick

Topical corticosteroid reduces redness and swelling.
If the area shows expanding redness or pain, see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment.

In brief: Tick

Topical corticosteroid reduces redness and swelling.
If the area shows expanding redness or pain, see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Tick Bite

Most ticks do not carry diseases, and most tick bites do not cause serious health problems.
The sooner ticks are removed, the less likely they are to spread disease. If a bite becomes irritated, apply an antibiotic ointment, such as Bacitracin or Polymyxin B sulfatte, and cover it with an adhesive bandage. The ointment will keep the bite from sticking to the bandage. If a rash, sore appears seedoc.

In brief: Tick Bite

Most ticks do not carry diseases, and most tick bites do not cause serious health problems.
The sooner ticks are removed, the less likely they are to spread disease. If a bite becomes irritated, apply an antibiotic ointment, such as Bacitracin or Polymyxin B sulfatte, and cover it with an adhesive bandage. The ointment will keep the bite from sticking to the bandage. If a rash, sore appears seedoc.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology

In brief: See a doctor

Since ticks carry lyme disease it is important to be tested for lyme disease and treated with antibiotics.
A topical is not a treatment for an infection from a tick bite.

In brief: See a doctor

Since ticks carry lyme disease it is important to be tested for lyme disease and treated with antibiotics.
A topical is not a treatment for an infection from a tick bite.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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