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What Is the Treatment for a Tick Bite?
The treatment of a given tick exposure will depend on the length of attachment, the type of tick, the tick-borne diseases that have been seen in the community (for example, Lyme disease), and the symptoms developed by the person. Specific medical treatment depends on the pathogen(s) transmitted in the tick bite. The following is a brief summary of treatments:
For detailed explanations of treatments, the best approach is to determine the diagnosis of the disease transmitted by the tick bite (for example, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease) and then examine the specific treatments used for that disease.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/22/2016
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