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Is cephalexin used to treat tick bites?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: No

It would be unusual for a tick bite to get infected and require cephalexin.
There are infections that can be transmitted by the ticks themselves, but Cephalexin wouldn't treat them.

In brief: No

It would be unusual for a tick bite to get infected and require cephalexin.
There are infections that can be transmitted by the ticks themselves, but Cephalexin wouldn't treat them.
Dr. Joel Gallant
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