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How do you treat infection from tick bite?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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