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Suggest treatment for rash after a tick bite

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Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2015
Question: Does this look like a tick bite/ bullseye rash?? Never felt anything?
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (40 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
More suggestive of a bull's eye rash!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this rash. I have reviewed your information fully. This is ore suggestive of a bull's eye rash. If you have been in the bushes lately or live in an area with lyme's disease, I will suggest you get evaluated for this and managed accordingly.

I hope this addresses your query fully. I wish you well. Thanks for using our services and feel free to ask for more information and clarification sir need be.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Chobufo Ditah (46 minutes later)
I am in costa rica should i try to get some antibiotics ?
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I would like testing before antibiotics!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for this follow up.


I will like that you tok to your doctor before getting any drugs for this. Also, antibiotics can only be obtain via a doctors' script.

Let me know if this works for you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Chobufo Ditah (10 minutes later)
Here we can get them without script and there is limited testing available???
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Doxycycline is the drug of choice for 2-3weeks!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for this follow up precision.

Lymes' disease is commonly treated with doxycycline. Taken at dosages of 100mg twice daily for 14-21days. I will suggest you follow up with your daughter and make sure there is no contraindication to taking this drug.

I hope this helps. Let me know what your thoughts are.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest treatment for rash after a tick bite

Brief Answer: More suggestive of a bull's eye rash! Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this rash. I have reviewed your information fully. This is ore suggestive of a bull's eye rash. If you have been in the bushes lately or live in an area with lyme's disease, I will suggest you get evaluated for this and managed accordingly. I hope this addresses your query fully. I wish you well. Thanks for using our services and feel free to ask for more information and clarification sir need be.